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Italians to Look for Stolen Works at MFA

Italian art officials are planning to travel to Boston next month to try and recover what they say are stolen works now at the Museum of Fine Arts.

The MFA says it hasn't been notified of such a visit.

The Boston foray is part of efforts to retrieve artifacts the Italian government believes were looted from sites in Italy then sold to museums around the world.

Italian authorities have been dealing with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and they're currently engaged in a lawsuit against the former curator of the Getty museum in Los Angeles.

Click the listen link above to hear Delores Handy's conversation with Katie Getchell on this story.

Katie Getchell is Deputy Director overseeing the curatorial departments at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

This program aired on February 24, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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Delores Handy was formerly a host and reporter at WBUR.

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