Disputed Art and the MFA

Officials from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston are in Rome Friday talking with Italian authorities about allegedly stolen art. They met Thursday for the first time, to discuss items in the museum's collection that the Italians believe were looted from their country.

It's the latest development in a dispute that's embroiled some of the largest museums in the United States, including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

For more on the controversy, we're joined now by NPR's Sylvia Poggioli in Rome.

This program aired on May 19, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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