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The Venus of Morgantina in Sicily on February PDF Print E-mail

Aidone (EN). "The Venus of Morgantina will return in Sicily in the last week of February. Instead, the inauguration of in museum Aidone will take place in April. For this occasion, the President of the Region, Lombardo, invited the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, to attend the ceremony for the return of the statue in its place of origin". It was said by the Regional Assessor to the Cultural Heritage, Sebastiano Missineo.

"The Venus - has continued - has already been dismantled from the technicians of the Paul Getty Museum and will be back in Sicily the last week of February, with a plane from Los Angeles, accompanied from the officials of the Regional Department of the Cultural Heritage. Technicians U.S., led by Jerry Podany, chief curator of antiquities at the Getty, will arrive in Sicily in the last week of March to replace the statue in the exhibition area of the archaeological museum of Aidone".

"In the meantime - he concludes - we have already initiated procedures to make the arrangement of the rooms where the Venus will be exposed and that will be completed before the end of March".



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