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Getty Research Institute public event records and recordings, 1998-2020

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Getty Research Institute public event records and recordings

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.

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