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J. Paul Getty Trust Inventory of Getty Publications, 1954-2012 and undated
IA10020  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative History
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Inventory of Getty publications
    Date (inclusive): 1954-2012
    Number: IA10020
    Creator/Collector: J. Paul Getty Trust
    Physical Description: 69.0 linear feet (100 boxes)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Institutional Records and Archives
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    archives@getty.edu
    Abstract: The materials include publications issued by the J. Paul Getty Trust or Getty Publications, including titles published by, or on behalf of, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, the Getty Research Institute, the Project for Art on Film, the Getty Art History Information Program, the Getty Information Institute, and the Getty Center for Education in the Arts, dating from 1954 to 2012. The materials include museum guides, exhibition catalogues, art books, information on the conservation of art and historical sites, conference notes, J. Paul Getty Trust annual reports, art history resource guides, and material related to arts in education.
    Request Materials: To access physical materials at the Getty, go to the library catalog record  for this collection and click "Request an Item." Click here for general library access policy . See the Administrative Information section of this finding aid for access restrictions specific to the records described below. Please note, some of the records may be stored off site; advanced notice is required for access to these materials.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administrative History

    The J. Paul Getty 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 2013 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 J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa near Malibu, California.
    The origins of the J. Paul Getty Trust date to 1953, when J. Paul Getty established the J. Paul Getty Museum as a California charitable trust to house his growing art collections. Originally a small, private institution located in Mr. Getty's ranch house near Malibu, the museum moved to the newly-constructed Getty Villa in grounds adjacent to the ranch house in 1974. When most of Mr. Getty's personal estate passed to the Trust in 1982, the Trustees decided that, given the size of the endowment, it should make a greater contribution to the visual arts and humanities than the museum could alone. Out of this resolve grew an expanded commitment to the arts in the areas of scholarship, conservation, and education. This took the shape of new programs including the Center for the History of Arts and Humanities, Art History Information Institute, Conservation Institute, and Center for Education in the Arts, as well as smaller programs such as the Museum Management Institute and the Program for Art on Film. In 1983 the Trust's name was changed from the J. Paul Getty Museum to the J. Paul Getty Trust to reflect its broader scope, with the Museum becoming an operating program of the Trust.
    Due to expanded operations and limited space at the original J. Paul Getty Museum in Pacific Palisades, near Malibu, the various programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust were located at different sites throughout the Los Angeles basin during the 1980s and early 1990s. The Trust's vision was to bring together most of their programs at a single site. A roughly 750-acre property in Brentwood (west Los Angeles) was purchased by the Trust in 1983 and the Getty Center was built to house the Trust, its newly created programs, and an additional space for the Museum. While the Getty's collection of antiquities remained at the Villa, the rest of the collections were moved to the new and much larger facility at the Center.
    The Publications office / department was originally established as part of the Museum and is frequently referred to as "Getty Publications." With the founding of the Trust in 1983, the Publications department became responsible for the publications produced by the J. Paul Getty Trust and its operating programs. Since then Publications has undergone considerable restructuring. Over the years the administration of the Publications department has shifted back and forth several times between the Museum and the Trust, and at times there have been separate publications departments within various Getty programs. In recent years Publications' primary focus has been the editing, design, production, and marketing of exhibition catalogs and books for the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Conservation Institute, and Getty Research Institute, including books on art, photography, art history, and children's literature. Historically Publications has also produced a wider variety of materials, including Trust reports and ephemera such as event invitations, newsletters, informational brochures, site and gallery maps, and other visitor handouts.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    The records described in accessions 1987.IA.04, 2005.IA.16, 2006.IA.01, 2007.IA.01, 2008.IA.01, 2009.IA.01, 2010.IA.01, 2011.IA.01, and 2012.IA.01 are available for use by qualified researchers.
    The following types of records are permanently closed: records containing personal information, records that compromise security or operations, legal communications, legal work product, and records related to donors. The J. Paul Getty Trust reserves the right to restrict access to any records held by the Institutional Archives.

    Publication Rights

    Contact Library Rights and Reproductions  at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.

    Preferred Citation

    [Cite the item and series (as appropriate)], Inventory of Publications, 1954-2012, The J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute (IA10020).

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    The materials described in this finding aid originated in accessions 1987.IA.04, 2005.IA.16, 2006.IA.01, 2007.IA.01, 2008.IA.01, 2009.IA.01, 2010.IA.01, 2011.IA.01, and 2012.IA.01. The materials were transferred periodically from Getty Publications to the Institutional Archives.

    Processing Information note

    An inventory of the materials was created and updated by various IRA staff in the early 2000s and updated by Kyle Morgan in 2009. Additional materials were processed and a finding aid was created by Zoe MacLeod in 2011. Additional materials were processed by Simon Yu and Hilary Henkin, 2012-2013.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The materials comprise publications, dating from 1954 to 2012, issued by the J. Paul Getty Trust or Getty Publications. Materials were published by or on behalf of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities and the Getty Research Institute, the Project for Art on Film, the Getty Art History Information Program and Getty Information Institute, and the Getty Center for Education in the Arts. The materials include museum guides, exhibition catalogues, art books, information on the conservation of art and historical sites, conference notes, J. Paul Getty Trust annual reports, art history resource guides, and material related to arts in education.
    The J. Paul Getty Museum publications contain museum guides, issues of the museum journal, exhibition catalogues and art books. The publications from the Getty Conservation Institute contain reports on conservation projects and processes. Publications from the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities and the Getty Research Institute contain J. Paul Getty Trust reports and arts books. The Getty Art History Information Program and Getty Information Institute publications contain information about art and technology and art reference books. The publications from the Getty Center for Education in the Arts contain conference and seminar proceedings and information on the role art plays in education and how to enhance this role.
    These materials represent publications that have been donated or transferred to the Institutional Archives periodically over the years. There are gaps in the holdings; this is not a comprehensive collection of Getty publications.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into six series:
    Series I. J. Paul Getty Museum, 1954-2012, undated;
    Series II. Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), 1974-2012;
    Series III. Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (GCHAH) and Getty Research Institute (GRI), 1985-2012, undated;
    Series IV. Project for Art on Film, 1993;
    Series V. Getty Art History Information Program and Getty Information Institute, 1984-1999, undated;
    Series VI. Getty Center for Education in the Arts (GCEA), 1984-2003, undated;
    Series VII. Other, 1997, 1998, 2001.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Getty Conservation Institute
    J. Paul Getty Museum

    Subjects - Topics

    Art in education
    Art--Conservation and restoration
    Art--History
    Historic sites--Conservation and restoration
    Museum publications

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Exhibition catalogs
    Publications

    Contributors

    Getty Art History Information Program
    Getty Center for Education in the Arts
    Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities
    Getty Conservation Institute
    Getty Information Institute
    Getty Research Institute
    J. Paul Getty Museum