05 February 2013

The Getty Foundation

The Getty  Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in LA and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. The foundation carries out this work in collaboration with the other Getty programs to ensure that the individually and collectively achieve maximum effect.

Funding Priorities:

  • Access to Collections: provides grants that increase access to significant museum and archival collections, with an emphasis on digital access and on projects that involve collaboration among multiple institutions.
  • Art History: aims to strengthen art historical scholarship and to provide opportunities for sustained international exchange among scholars.
  • Conservation: promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation by supporting projects that foster collaboration between conservators, art historians, conservation scientists and other heritage professionals.
  • Leadership: recognizing that the continued vitality of the fields they serve depends on the quality of their leaders- the foundation funds professional development opportunities for individuals at various stages of their careers.
  • Residential Fellowships: providing grants and fellowship opportunities through the Getty Research Institute and Getty Conservation Institute.

The Getty Foundation is just one initiative of the J. Getty Trust. The others include a museum, research institute, conservation institute, trust and publications division. For more information about the Trust, and the foundation, please visit the website.

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