Return of Byzantine Manuscript to Mount Athos

September 2014 After many decades, an important Byzantine manuscript was returned to Mount Athos in Greece. The manuscript that was stolen in 1960 by the Dionysiou Monastery in Mount Athos and was bought from a private collector by the Getty Museum in California, in 1983, will be on display at the Byzantine Museum in Athens from ...

American Getty Museum to return 12th century Byzantine New Testament manuscript to Athos

Los Angeles - April 2014 The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has announced that it will return the 12th century New Testament manuscript with invaluable miniatures depicting scenes from the Gospel stories to the Athonite Dionysiou Monastery, reports Romfea. The museum acquired this manuscript—a masterpiece of the Byzantine arts—in 1983 as a part of a ...

Protestors call on Getty Museum to return pages of Armenian bible

21/11/2011 About 30 protesters gathered on Saturday near the Getty Museum calling to return seven pages of 75-year-old Armenian bible created by Toros Roslin. The protesters were holding signs that read “Shame on Getty” and “Our history is not for sale”, Glendale News-Pressreported. “It is a piece of culture taken away from us. It is a piece of ...

The Getty Museum is in a legal fight over Armenian Bible Pages

This undated image provided by the J. Paul Getty Museum shows a detail from the Armenian Bible, illustrated by T'oros Roslin, dating to 1256, and was acquired by the Los Angeles-based museum from a private collector in 1994. (AP)

By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times 4/11/2011 Armenian Orthodox Church seeks eight pages of the Zeyt'un Gospels that the Getty Museum bought in 1994. The Getty asked the motion to be dismissed, but judge orders mediation. The J. Paul Getty Trust failed Thursday to derail a lawsuit by the Armenian Orthodox Church that accuses the museum of harboring ...

Armenian restitution claims Grow

By Charlotte Burns 6/4/2011 CALIFORNIA. Legal cases relating to objects looted during the Armenian massacres (of 1915 to 1918 and 1920 to 1923) are on the rise, according to an expert panel speaking at Loyola Law School last month. The most notable is the ongoing case brought against the Getty Museum last year by the California-based Armenian Apostolic ...