Getty Has A New Antiquities Policy

Rocked by claims it had purchased looted antiquities, the Getty establishes new rules for acquisitions. “The Getty’s new rules allow for buying pieces that were exported from their home country after Nov. 17, 1970. As long as they are accompanied by documentation, the export is legal. The November 1970 cutoff date was originally adopted by a United Nations convention to prevent the illegal trafficking of archaeological material.”