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Guide to the J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Education and Academic Affairs Records, 1973-2004 and undated (bulk 1987-2002)
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Description
Records consist of memoranda, correspondence, reports, handouts, meeting notes, exhibit designs and related materials, public announcements, policy guidelines, visitor responses, educational materials, photographic materials, contracts, and publicity concerning the activities of the J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Education and Academic Affairs, dating 1973-2004 (bulk 1987-2002) and undated.
Background
The J. Paul Getty Museum was established as a charitable trust in 1953 by oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in order to house his growing art collections, with his original Museum opening in 1954. Upon Getty's death in 1976 he bequeathed almost his entire estate to the Museum with a mission to promote "the diffusion of artistic and general knowledge." To fulfill this mission, the J. Paul Getty Trust (founded in 1981) immediately began developing new initiatives and programs, including the Education Department of the Museum.
Extent
37.45 linear feet (51 boxes, 3 flatfiles)
Restrictions
Contact Library Rights and Reproductions at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.
Availability
Open after review. The records in accessions 2006.IA.19, 2009.IA.03, and 2011.IA.22, subject to review for permanently closed information, are open to qualified researchers.