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J. Paul Getty Museum Getty Villa Public Event Recordings, 2006-2018
IA20035  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative History
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: J. Paul Getty Museum Getty Villa public event recordings
    Date (inclusive): 2006-2018
    Number: IA20035
    Creator/Collector: J. Paul Getty Museum. Villa Program Coordination
    Creator/Collector: J. Paul Getty Museum. Public Programs Villa
    Physical Description: 12.6 Linear Feet (35 boxes)
    Physical Description: 26.49 GB (77 digital files; 134 DVDs and 22 CDs that have not been reformatted)
    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: This collection consists of audiovisual recordings and ephemera of public programming events sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Museum that were held at the Getty Villa campus from 2006 to 2018. Events comprise lectures, conversations, panel discussions, symposia, seminars, colloquia, and workshops with curators, scholars, conservators, artists, and museum professionals. They were organized by the Museum's department of Public Programs at the Getty Villa. Recordings include born-digital files stored on CDs, DVDs, and Getty servers.
    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 Villa, located just off the Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades, California, operates as a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The Getty Villa was designed to house J. Paul Getty's art collection when it outgrew his Ranch House, which had served as a private museum since 1954. After considering various options for expanding the Ranch House, Getty decided in the fall of 1968 to build a new museum on the same property, in the form of a first-century Roman country house, based primarily on the plans of the ancient Villa dei Papiri just outside of Herculaneum. The archaeologist Norman Neuerburg, who had studied the ruins of Herculaneum and was an authority on Roman domestic architecture, was retained as a consultant for the project. The Santa Monica architectural firm Langdon and Wilson was hired to design the Villa, and British architect Stephen Garrett, who had served as Getty's consultant in the remodeling of a Getty home in Posillipo, Italy, was retained as overseer of the construction. Landscape architect Emmet Wemple designed the gardens, artist Garth Benton painted the murals, and consultant Bruce Ptolemy designed the fountains. The construction itself was done by Dinwiddie Construction Co., with various subcontractors. Construction began on December 21, 1970, and the new museum opened to the public on January 16, 1974.
    As part of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Villa is 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. As of 2019 the Trust supports and oversees four programs: the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Beginning in the 1980s the Trust developed an expansion plan that included the Getty Center campus in Brentwood and the renovation and expansion of the Villa in Pacific Palisades. When the Getty Center opened in 1997, the Villa closed to undergo extensive remodeling. The architectural firm of Machado and Silvetti Associates redesigned the Villa, and it reopened on January 28, 2006. While most of the Museum's collections are housed at the Getty Center, the antiquities collection is housed at the Villa. The Getty Villa serves a varied audience through the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs in an intimate setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A reinstallation of the permanent collections began in 2017; the new, chronological presentation was opened to the public on April 18, 2018.
    The history of public programming at the Getty dates to the Museum's earliest years, with public lectures regularly held at the Ranch House and the Getty Villa. The Museum offered a limited selection of other public events, including theatrical productions and music performances. The opening of the Getty Center in 1997 initiated a wide-sweeping, programmatic effort to integrate public events with the museum-going experience.
    With the goal of broadening the Museum's audience, the institution developed a number of ongoing series, as well as regularly scheduled individual events, focusing on scholarly topics, gallery tours, and the performing arts. Series launched in 1998 that continue at the Getty Center include Sounds of L.A., Selected Shorts, Friday Nights at the Getty (which have since moved to Saturdays), and the Gordon Getty Concerts, named in honor of J. Paul Getty's son and former Trustee Gordon Getty. Since the reopening of the Villa in 2006, visitors have had the opportunity to enjoy theatrical performances in the classical tradition at the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Outdoor Classical Theater. As of 2019, the Museum offers a variety of events for children and adults, including artist projects, demonstrations, courses, tours, lectures, symposia, and a host of performances at both the Getty Center and Getty Villa.
    Public Programming responsiblities were historically undertaken by the Museum's Education Department, with a designated Performing Arts Manager joining the Getty in 1999. In 2001, the performing arts program moved to the renamed Exhibitions and Public Programs Department; by 2008, it had returned to the auspices of the Education Department. In 2016, Public Programs became a department within the newly expanded division of Education, Public Programs, and Interpretive Media (renamed Interpretive Content in 2018).

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    The records described in accessions 2008.IA.33, 2009.IA.21, 2010.IA.13, 2011.IA.02, 2012.IA.29, 2014.IA.11, 2015.IA.50, 2016.IA.52, 2017.IA.91, and 2018.IA.81 are available for use by qualified researchers.
    To request access to recordings, fill out the reference form  with the event title and associated accession number. Access copies of recordings on discs must be created prior to use. Please note reformatting may take up to eight weeks.

    Restrictions on Use

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

    Preferred Citation

    J. Paul Getty Museum Getty Villa Public Event Recordings, 2006-2018. Institutional Records and Archives. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, IA20035.
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifaia20035

    Acquisition Information

    The records originated in accessions 2008.IA.33, 2009.IA.21, 2010.IA.13, 2011.IA.02, 2012.IA.29, 2014.IA.11, 2015.IA.50, 2016.IA.52, 2017.IA.91, and 2018.IA.81.

    Accessions by Event Year:

    2006-2007
    2008.IA.33
    2008
    2008.IA.33 and 2009.IA.21
    2009
    2009.IA.21
    2010
    2010.IA.13 and 2011.IA.02
    2011
    2011.IA.02
    2012
    2012.IA.29 and 2014.IA.11
    2013
    2014.IA.11
    2014
    2014.IA.11 and 2015.IA.50
    2015
    2015.IA.50
    2016
    2016.IA.52
    2017
    2017.IA.91
    2018
    2018.IA.81

    Processing History

    Accessions received through 2008 were processed by Kyle Morgan. Accessions received from 2008 through 2012 were processed by Cyndi Shein. Accessions received in 2014 were processed by Katie Duvall. Accessions received from 2015 through 2018 were processed by Sara Seltzer.

    Processing Note

    Information provided for each event includes the title (if available), presenter name, date, and media format. Descriptions for most events can be found on getty.edu; search by event title or presenter name.
    Events pertaining to classical topics that predate the 2006 reopening of the Getty Villa are described in IA20037, J. Paul Getty Museum Getty Center Public Event Recordings:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifaia20037.

    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).
    Getty Research Institute Public Event Records and Recordings, 2001-2016. The Getty Research Institute (IA40002).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of audiovisual recordings of public programming events sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Museum that were held at the Getty Villa campus from 2006 to 2018. Related ephemera is present for select events dated from 2006 to 2013.
    Events comprise scholarly lectures, seminars, workshops, colloquia, and symposia conducted by experts in their particular fields. The collection represents the forefront of academic thought on such matters as ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Events also present complementary themes related to current Getty exhibitions, initiatives, and the permanent collection, as well as interdisciplinary topics related to the activities of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation.
    Events were organized by the Museum's department of Public Programs at the Getty Villa. Recordings include born-digital files stored on CDs, DVDs, and Getty servers. Ephemera may include the following: event programs or schedules, abstracts of lectures, or brief biographies of participants. Select events include links to webcasts available on getty.edu.

    Arrangement

    Events are grouped chronologically by calendar year. Within each year, recordings are arranged chronologically by event date. Recordings that are part of a programming series are listed first. Ephemera is listed with its associated event recording in this finding aid, but housed separately from the recordings.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Getty Villa (Malibu, Calif.)

    Subjects - Topics

    Art, Roman
    Art, Greek
    Classical antiquities
    Art museums -- Educational aspects

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Ephemera
    Sound recordings
    Video recordings
    DVDs
    Lectures
    Compact discs
    Electronic records (digital records)

    Contributors

    J. Paul Getty Museum. Villa Program Coordination
    J. Paul Getty Museum. Public Programs Villa