Has Shelby White, the antiquities collector and Metropolitan Museum of Art trustee and benefactress, agreed to repatriate some of her storied hoard to Italy? Il Messaggero thinks maybe. The artsjournal blog CultureGrrl translates a vague but nonetheless promising comment by Italian culture minister Francesco Rutelli: “… We are a step away from a final accord… The negotiations are substantially concluded. They will permit the return of important pieces to Italy’s possession. Shelby White’s gesture is important, because there is no legal obligation for the restitution of works belonging to a private collection.”