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J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center Public Event Recordings, 1998-2017, undated
IA20037 1256  
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Description
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.
Background
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."
Extent
10.19 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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 qualified researchers.