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The Special Collections and Institutional Archives departments create finding aids for the Getty Research Institute's archival and visual resource collections and for a few historical records of the J. Paul Getty Trust. A "finding aid" describes the scope and contents of a group of records and provides an inventory of materials within the records.

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1Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum
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 Title:  Exhibition photographs  
 Dates:  1980-2004 (bulk 1990-2004) 
 Abstract:  The records comprise written documentation and photographs documenting the exhibitions of the J. Paul Getty Museum from the early 1980s to 2004. Materials include black-and-white and color photographic prints, slides, negatives, transparencies, and digital images (TIFFs). 
 Number:  IA20032 
2Creator/Collector:  Irwin, Robert, 1928-
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 Title:  Getty Center Central Garden design plans  
 Dates:  approximately 1992-1996 
 Abstract:  Dating from approximately 1992 to 1996, materials comprise drawings, presentation boards, and a landscape study model generated as part of the design process for the Central Garden at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Artist Robert Irwin conceived of the design and produced the materials, assisted by Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects. 
 Number:  IA40020 
3Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust
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 Title:  Documentation of the installation of Taste at the Restaurant at the Getty Center  
 Dates:  1997 
 Abstract:  Records document the 1997 creation and execution of Taste, Alexis Smith's permanent mixed-media installation for the Restaurant at the Getty Center. Materials comprise 35mm color slides; 4 x 5 inch color transparencies; 4 x 5 inch color and black-and-white negatives; and 5 screen prints signed by the artisit. The photographs, shot by Grant Mudford, document the progress of the installation. 
 Number:  IA30009 
4Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust. Office of the President
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 Title:  Art Works: Behind the Scenes at the Getty production materials  
 Dates:  1995-1998 (bulk 1997) 
 Abstract:  The records date from 1995 to 1998 and primarily comprise audiovisual and production materials generated by the Getty film project Art Works: Behind the Scenes at the Getty (1997). Materials comprise film reels, tapes, contracts, daily logs, storyboards, and other printed and electronic documentation on the project. Art Works is a 28-minute promotional film created to highlight the activities of the five programs of the Trust that were active during the time leading up to the opening of the Getty Center in 1997: the Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Grant Program, Getty Information Institute, Getty Education Institute, and Getty Museum. The film briefly spotlights the newly-opened Getty Center facility and highlights cultural heritage sites such as the Magao Grottoes, the Baltit Fort, and the Bonampak murals. 
 Number:  IA40013 
5Creator/Collector:  Irwin, Robert, 1928-
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 Title:  Robert Irwin papers  
 Dates:  circa 1940-2011, bulk 1970-2011 
 Abstract:  Robert Irwin is a California artist associated with the Light and Space movement. His papers document many of Irwin's site-specific, primarily public artworks from the 1980s with correspondence, writings, clippings, drawings, photographs, models, and sound and video recordings. Additions (1999-2011) to the archive include papers, photographs, and drawings relating to the Getty central garden and other projects (ca. 1992-2011). 
 Number:  940081