Records include correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, minutes, financial and legal documents, films, CD-ROMs, slides,
and ephemera produced and collected by the Program for Art on Film, 1951-1999 and undated. Included in the collection are
records created and collected by the Program for Art on Film. Among the records created by the Program are correspondence,
publications and related correspondence and memoranda, and films. Also included in the records are interviews with filmmakers,
in both audio cassette and transcript format, information on two symposia organized by the Program, and records of the Advisory
and Managing Committees. Materials collected by the Program include subject files, primarily on art historical topics and
film-related topics; information on filmmakers, art historians and artists; brochures and catalogs from film production and
distribution companies; information (catalogs, press releases, brochures) on art-related film festivals, both domestic and
international; and published materials.
The Program for Art on Film was founded in 1984 as a joint venture between the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Metropolitan Museum
of Art as a pilot project that would eventually become independent from its founding institutions. The Program's purpose was
to define issues, develop programs, and disseminate information that would support the effective production and use of moving-image
media that contribute to a better understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.
The records in accessions 2004.IA.14, 2008.IA.08, and 2011.IA.08, subject to review for permanently closed information, are
open to qualified researchers. Requests for access will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.