Collection contains copies of publications of the Getty Education Institute, formerly known as the Getty Center for Education
in the Arts, dating from the 1980s to 2003. The materials include published books, booklets, and video recordings; general
unpublished video recordings and booklets; conference proceedings; classroom planning kits; presentation slides; and ephemera
including conference materials and information bulletins.
The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, later known as the Getty Education Institute for the Arts (GEI), was one of the
original programs established by the J. Paul Getty Trust, an international cultural and philanthropic organization serving
both general audiences and specialized professionals. The Trust is a not-for-profit institution, educational in purpose and
character, that focuses on the visual arts in all of their dimensions. As of 2014 the Trust supports and oversees four programs:
the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. The Trust
founded the Getty Center for Education in the Arts in 1982 with the mission of improving the quality and status of arts education
in the nation's public schools. The education programs were guided by three premises: the visual arts should be an essential
part of every child's education because knowledge of the arts is a principal means of understanding human experiences and
transmitting cultural values; art education's content must be broadened to include instruction in art production, art history,
art criticism, and aesthetics-an approach known as discipline-based art education (DBAE); and the most effective art education
programs are based on partnerships among teachers, administrators, artists, museums, universities, and parents.