Remember those high minded claims that Italy would voluntarily share its cultural wealth with American museum-goers in return for a MOU that would drastically limit the ability of American citizens to legally import art sourced to that country?
That was 2001. Fast forward to 2014. Now, educational "long term museum loans" have instead devolved into an ostentatious self-promotional for-profit display entitled, "Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanzia Art Recovery Team."
According to a promo,
These artifacts may be "priceless," but they may nonetheless be seen for $15, the cost of admission.