Chasing Aphrodite

Chasing Aphrodite

The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
ISBN: 9780151015016
Branch Call Number: History 930 Fel
Additional Contributors: Frammolino, Ralph


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Jun 24, 2012

This book is very well done. It doesn't matter if you have no interest in art or antiquities, this is a lesson in how people who have access to big money sometimes spend it to the extent that it becomes the downfall of their reputation. It's like many big oil corporations in Calgary where money can buy anything and the devil take the rest.


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