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Department of Education and Academic Affairs records, 1973-2004 and undated (bulk 1987-2002)

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Guide to the J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Education and Academic Affairs Records, 1973-2004 and undated (bulk 1987-2002)
Series II. Education and outreach, 1980-2003 and undated (bulk 1984-2001) 18.65 linear feet (20 boxes, 3 flatfiles)
Series II.D. School and youth programs, 1980s-1999, undated (bulk undated) 3.4 linear feet (6 boxes)
Records consist of background research, handouts, worksheets, photographic materials, contracts, and educational game sets designed by the J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Education and Academic Affairs to be used with school and youth programs, dating from the 1980s-1990s (bulk undated).
The records are grouped into three subcategories: research and handouts relating to student tours; game sets to teach about various elements of art production and interpretation; and the Multicultural Art Print Series (MAPS), a series of posters and teacher's guides.
Arrangement note
The records are divided into three subseries:

Series II.D.1. Student tours, 1980s-1990s (bulk undated);

Series II.D.2. Game sets, undated;

Series II.D.3. Multicultural Art Print Series (MAPS), 1989-1999 (bulk undated).
Series II.D.1. Student tours, 1980s-1990s (bulk undated), 0.6 linear feet (1 box)
Records consist primarily of background research and handouts relating to student tours at the J. Paul Getty Museum, dating from the 1980s to early 1990s (bulk is undated). Most of the materials were designed to educate Museum personnel about the information to be covered on tours, while some are handouts and worksheets intended for distribution to students and teachers.
Box
2009.IA.03-22 Learning to Look, circa 1990
2009.IA.03-22 Heroes, gods and myths, circa 1992
2009.IA.03-22 Painters and paintings, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Roman Villa life, circa 1992
2009.IA.03-22 Roman life, circa 1990
2009.IA.03-22 Art of Greece and Rome, undated
2009.IA.03-22 PMA-Artifact study, undated
2009.IA.03-22 "Introduction to the Museum" goals and objectives, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Introduction to the Museum, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Connections to the Past, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Teaching with furniture, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Theater activities in gallery, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Teaching portraits, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Staff lesson plans, circa 1989
2009.IA.03-22 Teacher handouts, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Latin inscriptions, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Decorative Arts treasure hunt, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Decorative Arts, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Texture self guides, undated
2009.IA.03-22 [Sketchbooks and worksheet], undated
2009.IA.03-22 Museum Odyssey, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Bibliographies for teachers, 1984
2009.IA.03-22 Odyssey (Teacher's Version), undated
2009.IA.03-22 Maps, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Museum Odyssey pre-visit sheets for adults, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Museum Odyssey ideas, 1984-1985
2009.IA.03-22 [Museum Odyssey] conception/ideas, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Marble workshop, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Museum Odyssey worksheets, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Museum Odyssey procedures, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Garden Peristyle, undated (includes 2 black and white photographs of Villa gardens)
2009.IA.03-22 Museum Odyssey Roman gallery, 1983-1984
2009.IA.03-22 Greek vases, undated
2009.IA.03-22 Renaissance manuscripts self guide original, circa 1984
Series II.D.2. Game sets, undated, 2.6 linear feet (3 boxes)
Sets consist of plastic cases containing games created by the J. Paul Getty Museum to teach students and children about various elements of art production and interpretation; dates are unknown.
"Perplexing Paintings" consists of a plastic case containing three games designed to help the visitor understand different ways painters communicate through their pictures. Game 1, Catherine's Story, uses the painting St. Catherine of Alexandria: Scenes from Her Life by Donato and Gregorio d'Arezzo to teach "how some painters use a series of scenes ... to tell stories." Game 2, John's World, uses the painting Portrait of John Talbot, later 1st Earl Talbot by Pompeo Batoni to teach "how to discover and decipher the clues hidden in portraits" to learn about the subjects. Game 3, What's My Style?, has the visitor compare small postcards of paintings to Van Gogh's Irises and Rembrandt's An Old Man in Military Costume, to "practice recognizing different painters' styles and learn how artists use style to communicate feelings and ideas."
"Fascinating Furniture" consists of a plastic case containing three games designed to show the visitor ways that French furniture was made, decorated, and used. Game 1, Build a Chest of Drawers!, illustrates the steps involved in producing elaborate French furniture. Game 2, Beauty is Only Skin Deep, teaches about "some of the exotic materials that French craftsmen used to decorate elegant furniture" and the ways they "combined these exotic materials in order to give the same design a new look on different pieces of furniture." Game 3, The Hidden Drawer Mysteries, has the visitor search for hidden drawers and doors on certain pieces of furniture.
"Puzzling Pots" consists of a plastic case containing three games. Game 1, Who's Who on Greek Vases, uses game cards to teach clues for identifying some of the images found on Greek vases. Game 2, Mixing, Pouring, Storing, uses game cards and a decoder to help the visitor identify the uses of certain styles of vases and pots in Greek life. Game 3, Mending and Fixing, demonstrates ways the Greeks repaired damaged pottery. It includes game cards and copies of pottery fragments that the visitor uses to locate the matching artifact.
Box
2009.IA.03-24 and 25 "Perplexing Paintings: A Game Box on European Paintings," undated
There are two game boxes in English and two in Spanish. Both English versions are complete, but Game 2 is missing from both Spanish boxes.
Box
2009.IA.03-25 "Fascinating Furniture: A Game Box on French Furniture," undated
There are two game boxes, both in English.
Box
2009.IA.03-26 "Puzzling Pots: A Game Box on Greek Vases," undated
The only complete game set is in Spanish. There are also three extra copies of the English game cards for Game 1, two English and two Spanish extra copies of game cards and decoders for Game 2, and two English and two Spanish extra copies of game cards for Game 3. In addition are extra copies of the Game Box Map and take-home activities (two copies of each in both English and Spanish), and two extra game box labels in English.
Lastly, there are two silicone molds for creating extra pottery fragment copies, and a series of seven Polaroid photos with instructions on how to create both the molds and the fragments.
Series II.D.3. Multicultural Art Print Series (MAPS), 1989-1999 (bulk undated) 0.2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Records consist of photographic prints, negatives, slides, and contracts regarding the Multicultural Art Print Series (MAPS); the contracts date from 1989-1999, while the photographic materials are undated. MAPS is a series of posters and teacher's guides issued by the Getty Education Institute for the Arts (formerly the Getty Center for Education in the Arts) and presumably utilized by the Museum Education department. "MAPS III Diss." contains photographs of a MAPS display at an unknown educational conference, while "Classroom activities" contains images of students exploring art in the classroom. The remainder of the photographic materials are images of artwork used in the prints series. The contracts with Crystal Productions Co. are for distribution and sales rights for the prints.
Box
2009.IA.03-28 Crystal Productions Co. contracts, 1989-1999
2009.IA.03-28 [Artwork reproductions], undated (4 folders, contains prints, negatives, slides)
2009.IA.03-28 MAPS III Diss., undated (Photographs of MAPS display at educational conference)
Box
2009.IA.03-29 [Classroom activities], undated (2 folders, contains prints and negatives)
2009.IA.03-29 Extrachrome 100 Photographic Negatives, undated


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