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Tag: Getty Museum

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How a ‘Free’ Museum Turned Into a Piggy Bank

Oil tycoon J. Paul Getty wanted his museum, one of the richest around, to be free to the public, but the people who run the institution’s two locations in Los Angeles have found a clever way to profit from more than a million annual visitors.

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 READ MORE

Goody ‘Toe Shoes’ Banned by Army

The U.S. military bans FiveFingers shoes because they “detract from a professional military image”; Rupert Murdoch sells MySpace for a measly $35 million; and Google teams with the Getty Museum to create a smartphone application for art lovers. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 READ MORE

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