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Chasing Aphrodite : the hunt for looted antiquities at the world's richest museum

Author: Jason Felch; Ralph Frammolino
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a trove of confidential museum records and frank interviews, Felch and Frammolino give a fly-on-the-wall account of the inner workings of a world-class museum and tell the story of the Getty's dealings in the illegal antiquities trade. Fast-paced and compelling, "Chasing Aphrodite" exposes the layer of dirt beneath the polished facade of the museum business.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Felch; Ralph Frammolino
ISBN: 9780151015016 0151015015
OCLC Number: 299713120
Description: viii, 375 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. windfalls and cover-ups --
1. The lost bronze --
2. A perfect scheme --
3. Too moral --
4. Worth the price --
5. An awkward debut --
5. The windblown goddess --
6. The cult of Persephone. pt. II. The temptation of Marion True --
8. The aptly named Dr. True --
9. The Fleischman Collection --
10. A home in the Greek Islands --
11. Conforti's men --
12. The Getty's latest treasure --
13. Follow the polaroids --
14. A wolf in sheep's clothing. pt. III. "After such knowledge, what forgiveness?" --
15. Troublesome documents --
16. Mountains and molehills --
17. Rogue museums --
18. The reign of Munitz --
19. The April Fools' Day indictment --
20. Lifestyles of the rich and famous --
21. True believers --
22. A bright line --
Epilogue: Beyond ownership.
Responsibility: Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino.
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Drawing on a trove of confidential museum records and frank interviews, Felch and Frammolino give a fly-on-the-wall account of the inner workings of a world-class museum and tell the story of the Getty's dealings in the illegal antiquities trade. Fast-paced and compelling, "Chasing Aphrodite" exposes the layer of dirt beneath the polished facade of the museum business.

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