LOS ANGELES (AP) — The J. Paul Getty Museum is partnering with Rome's Capitoline Museums on an ambitious project that officials say will include joint exhibitions, conservation efforts and cultural exchanges between the two prestigious art centers.

Getty officials announced the collaboration in Los Angeles on Friday, the same day the stunning 4th century marble sculpture "Lion Attacking a Horse" went on display at the Getty Villa.

Its loan marks the first time the work has been shown outside Rome.

Getty officials say the partnership is part of a wider program called "The Dream of Rome" that was launched last year to promote the image of Rome in the United States.

The museums also plan to exchange information on archaeology, art history, preservation and other fields in which they have a common interest.