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Getty Research Institute public event records and recordings
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative History
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Materials
  • Existence and Location of Originals
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Getty Research Institute public event records and recordings
    Date (inclusive): 1998-2020
    Number: IA40002
    Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute
    Physical Description: 25.5 Linear Feet (56 boxes and 4 enclosures)
    Physical Description: 7290.88 GB (2,150 files)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Institutional Records and Archives
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    reference@getty.edu
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: The materials consist of audio recordings, video recordings, images, planning materials and ephemera that document public events sponsored by the Getty Research Institute from 1998 to 2020. The materials include audiocassettes and born-digital files. The events include lectures, discussions, film and video screenings, and collaborative symposia with other arts institutions. The events focus on topics related to art history, performance art, provenance, digital humanities, architecture and the contemporary arts.
    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 Getty Research Institute (GRI) is a program developed and overseen by the J. Paul Getty Trust, an international cultural and philanthropic organization serving both general audiences and specialized professionals. The Trust is a not-for-profit institution, educational in purpose and character, that focuses on the visual arts in all of their dimensions. The Trust currently supports and oversees four programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Getty Foundation; the Getty Conservation Institute; and the Getty Research Institute, which is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts.
    The GRI is located at the Getty Center in Brentwood, California and serves an international community of scholars and the interested public through special collections of rare materials and digital resources. The GRI creates and disseminates new knowledge through its expertise, its active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services, and residential scholars program. The activities and scholarly resources of the GRI guide and sustain each other and, together, provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and debate.
    The work of the GRI takes its place within the collaborative context of the Trust as a whole, which includes the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the international projects and research of the Conservation Institute, and the philanthropic outreach of the Getty Foundation. Until 2015, the GRI's Exhibitions department developed and designed exhibitions at the GRI and oversaw events related to the exhibitions. The GRI's Contemporary Programs and Research Department also facilitated multidisciplinary programming related to architecture and the contemporary arts until July 2009. At that time, as part of a larger restructuring of the GRI, Contemporary Programs and Research merged with the Department of Architecture to form the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art and the Scholars Program was moved directly under the administration of the GRI's Director's Office. As of 2015, the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Exhibitions, and Collection Development departments merged to form an overarching unit called Curatorial.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    The records described in accessions 2001.IA.01; 2004.IA.11; 2006.IA.21; 2006.IA.26; 2007.IA.37; 2008.IA.04; 2008.IA.34; 2009.IA.23; 2010.IA.39; 2011.IA.07; 2012.IA.009; 2013.IA.02; 2014.IA.06; 2015.IA.08; 2016.IA.07; 2016.IA.81; 2017.IA.13; 2017.IA.16; 2018.IA.18; 2019.IA.12; 2019.IA.55 and 2020.IA.21 are available for use by qualified researchers.
    Some materials are digitized and accessible online. Master recordings are restricted; use copies or online digital copies exist for most of the recordings. Absence of use copies is noted at the file level in this finding aid. Where use copies do not exist, production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required. Some recordings are restricted to on-site use only or are not available at all at the request of the participants.
    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.

    Use Restrictions

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

    Preferred Citation

    Getty Research Institute Public Event Records and Recordings, 1998-2020. Institutional Records and Archives. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, IA40002.
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifaia40002

    Acquisition Information

    Accessions 2001.IA.01; 2004.IA.11; 2006.IA.21; 2006.IA.26; 2007.IA.37; 2008.IA.04; 2008.IA.34; 2009.IA.23; 2010.IA.39; 2011.IA.07; 2012.IA.009; 2013.IA.02; 2014.IA.06; 2015.IA.08; 2016.IA.07; 2016.IA.81; 2017.IA.13; 2017.IA.16; 2018.IA.18; 2019.IA.12; 2019.IA.55 and 2020.IA.21 were transferred from the Getty Research Institute.

    Processing History

    Materials were cataloged by several Institutional Archives staff members prior to 2009. Cyndi Shein created the finding aid and processed materials from 2009 to 2013. Legacy materials were added in 2011 by Zoe MacLeod. 2014 to 2020 event materials were processed and added to the finding aid in 2016 and 2020 by Helen Kim. Lorain Wang ingested the digital materials into Rosetta in 2019 and 2020.
    In 2016, it was determined that all of the California Video artist oral histories were not GRI public events and were removed from this collection to form their own independent collection (finding aid no. IA60004).
    Running times have not been listed for event recordings added to the finding aid in 2019 and after.

    Technical Requirements Note

    Please note that use copies of recordings have been created over a period of time in a variety of formats. Some digital media players are unable to recognize some DVDs. A cross-platform media player is recommended for viewing use copies that exist in DVD format. Electronic files must be viewed with a computer that has internet access. Access to digital files is available online through the links provided in the inventory. Due to rights restrictions, some online recordings are available to on-site researchers only.

    Related Materials

    The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.
    Contributing Institution: Getty Institutional Archives
    J. Paul Getty Museum Getty Center Public Event Recordings, 1998-2018, undated. The Getty Research Institute (IA20037).
    J. Paul Getty Museum Public Programs Performing Arts Recordings and Ephemera, 1998-2018. The Getty Research Institute (IA40012).
    J. Paul Getty Museum Getty Villa Event Recordings, 2006-2018. The Getty Research Institute (IA20035).
    Modern Art in Los Angeles Recordings, 2003-2011. The Getty Research Institute (IA40018).
    Scholars Program images and recordings, 1985-2013.The Getty Research Institute (IA20026).
    Getty Research Institute internal and staff event records and recordings, 1988-2020. The Getty Research Institute (IA20028.) This finding aid is restricted to Getty staff only.
    Photographs of events may exist. Please contact reference@getty.edu.

    Existence and Location of Originals

    Original recordings are housed separately and are not available to researchers.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Materials document some of the public events related to exhibitions at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and also GRI public events concerning architecture and the contemporary arts. The events were sponsored by GRI departments including the Curatorial department and its predecessors, the Exhibitions department and the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art (DACA), which was formerly known as Contemporary Programs and Research. The events date from 1998 to 2020 and include lectures, discussions, film and video screenings, performances, and collaborative symposia with other arts institutions.
    The materials primarily consist of analog and digital audio recordings, video recordings, and ephemera, such as event programs, speaker biographies, and promotional material. Documentation for some events also include photographic prints, digital images, and proof sheets. Recordings were orignally stored on cassettes, and born-digital files stored on CDs, DVDs, and Getty servers.

    Arrangement

    Material is arranged in two series. Please note that Series II consists of 12.4 linear feet (23 boxes) of master recordings and is available for internal use only.
    Series I. Recordings and ephemera, 1998-2020;
    Series II. Original and master recordings, 2001-2016 (Restricted)

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Artists -- California
    Minimal art
    Video art
    Art, Modern -- 20th century
    Archives users
    Archives in art
    Art archives
    Art and music
    Artists
    Art -- History
    Experimental films
    Conceptual Art
    Architecture, Modern -- 20th century
    Arts, Modern -- 20th century
    Literature, Modern -- 20th century
    Performance art
    Congresses and conventions
    Photography
    Art -- Provenance
    symposia (conferences)

    Genres and Forms of Material

    DVDs
    Video recordings
    Photographic prints
    Digital images
    Compact discs
    Sound recordings
    Ephemera
    Lectures
    Electronic records (digital records)
    Digital media

    Contributors

    Getty Research Institute
    Getty Research Institute. Contemporary Programs and Research
    Getty Research Institute. Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
    Getty Research Institute. Exhibitions
    Getty Research Institute. Curatorial Department
    Getty Research Institute. Department of Research and Education

    To request an item:

    Some event recordings have been described in more detail in individual library catalog records. For additional information on a particular event, search the Getty Research Institute Library Catalog  by event name, participant name, or by the topical collection title "Getty event recordings collection (Getty Institutional Archives)."