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 2018. 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, and 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 the original Museum opening
in 1954 at his Malibu Ranch House. 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
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Contact Library Rights and Reproductions at the Getty Research Institute for
copyright information and permission to publish.
The records described in accessions 2015.IA.25, 2015.IA.31, 2015.IA.47, 2016.IA.52,
2017.IA.91, and 2018.IA.81 are available for use by qualified researchers.