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Getty Museum and Sicilian Officials Launch Art Collaboration
Members of the public look over Italian paintings from the 1500s-1600s at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill.
LOS ANGELES, CA (AP).- The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Sicilian cultural ministry will collaborate to conserve art objects, stage exhibitions and do scholarly research.

The agreement was announced Wednesday in Palermo and Los Angeles.

The Getty Museum will present two exhibits.

One will examine Sicily's founding Greek colonies, some of the wealthiest and most powerful metropolises in the Mediterranean world. Another will focus on an important Greek colonial settlement called Selinunte, and its Greek temples.

Sicilian museums will lend the Getty some marble sculptures and paintings that will be put on display at the hilltop museum in Los Angeles. The Getty will also organize a conference in Sicily on protecting museum collections from earthquakes.

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