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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)

Scope and Content of Collection

Records consist of memoranda, correspondence, reports, handouts, meeting notes, exhibit designs and related materials, public announcements, policy guidelines, visitor responses, educational materials, photographic materials, contracts, and publicity concerning the activities of the J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Education and Academic Affairs, dating 1973-2004 (bulk 1987-2002) and undated. The records are centered around four types of activities: administrative records, educational programs, public events and performances, and photographs.

The administrative records cover general departmental activities and procedures, as well as individual staff members' records.

Records relating to education and outreach cover adult courses, staff education and training, exhibitions and informative displays, school and youth programs, scholarly programs, and community outreach. School programs include student tours and informational game sets to be used in the Museum, and the Multicultural Art Print Series (MAPS) to reach out to students in the classroom. Scholarly programs records refer to interns and visiting guest scholars.

Records for public events and performances concern lectures and seminars, concert series, film series, and theatrical performances. Most of the files pertain to individual speakers and performers (or groups).

Photographic materials in the collection consist of promotional images from the opening of the Getty Center, daily activities from the Villa and the Center, and a "Slide Library" comprised of images of artwork used for reference and research that was maintained by Peggy Fogelman.

Significant contributors to the collection include Ann Friedman (Administrator of Lectures and Concerts), Diane Brigham (Head of Education), Laurie Fusco (Educator), Bret Waller (Associate Director for Education and Public Information), and David Ebitz (Head of Education).

Arrangement note

The records are organized into four series:

Series I. Administrative records, 1981-2004;

Series II. Education and outreach, 1980-2003, undated (bulk 1984-2001);

Series III. Public events and performances, 1973-1998 (bulk 1987-1998);

Series IV. Photographic materials, 1994-1999, undated.

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