- Reporter's Notebook: Getty Museum Forms Committee in Wake of Scandals
With $9 billion, the Getty Trust is the world's richest art institution. Now a committee of five Getty trustees has been appointed to investigate two major embarrassments. The first involves criminal charges by Italy, the second, an investigation by California's State Attorney General that Chief Executive Barry Munitz has been too lavish with the Getty's tax-exempt money. Thomas Hoving, former director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, helped write UNESCO's convention against art smuggling.