This collection consists of audiovisual recordings of public programming events sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Museum that
were held at the Getty Center campus from 1998 to 2017. One event is undated.
Events comprise lectures, conversations, panel discussions, symposia, seminars, adult gallery courses, and special programs
with curators, scholars, conservators, artists, and museum professionals. They were organized by the Museum's department of
Public Programs at the Getty Center. Recordings include analog files stored on cassettes, as well as born-digital files stored
on CDs, DVDs, and Getty servers.
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."
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Access copies of recordings must be created prior to use. To request access, fill out the reference form with the event title
and finding aid number IA20037.
The records described in accessions 2015.IA.25, 2015.IA.31, 2015.IA.47, 2016.IA.52, and 2017.IA.91 are available for use by