The J. Paul Getty Trust 2016 Report

Getty Guest Scholars

Getty Conservation Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute’s Conservation Guest Scholar Program is an annual residential grant program that supports the development of new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation by providing an opportunity for professionals to conduct scholarly research, drawing upon resources at the Getty. Projects listed represent the scholar’s primary research while in residence.

  • Alain Colombini, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Conservation et Restauration du Patrimoine, Marseille, France. “The Use of Spray Paints by Street Art Artists and the Relevant Implications in Conservation.”
  • Margaret Holben Ellis, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. “A Comprehensive Literature Review in Support of Multiple Originals or Original Multiples: Jean Dubuffet’s Imprints.”
  • David Hallam, RM Tait and Associates, Launceston, Australia. “The Characterization and Conservation of Oxide Coatings on Modern Metals.”
  • Maria Isabel Hernandez Llosas, National Council for Scientific Research in Argentina (CONICET), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Rock Art: The Forgotten Humankind Heritage.”
  • Colm Murray, Heritage Council, Kilkenny, Ireland.”A Conceptual Framework for Built Environment Cultural Heritage Values.”
  • David Saunders, Independent scholar, United Kingdom. “Museum Lighting: A Guide for Conservators and Curators.”
  • Thea Van Ooosten, Independent scholar, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. “A Matter of Choice: Properties of Plastics for Conservation.”
  • Elizabeth Vines, Independent scholar, Adelaide, Australia. “Streetwise Design: New Development in Creative Heritage Cities.”

Getty Conservation Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science

The Getty Conservation Institute’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science is a recurring two-year residential grant that provides an opportunity for recent doctoral recipients in chemistry or the physical sciences to gain experience in the field of conservation science by working as an integral part of the GCI Science department, with full access to Getty resources.

  • Rosie Grayburn, University of Warwick, United Kingdom and Universiteit Gent, Belgium, Treatment Studies, GCI Science

National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Ilaria Cianchetta, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata. Athenian Pottery Project, GCI Science

J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum Guest Scholar Program is a residential, three-month fellowship for scholars whose research is best pursued in the context of the Museum’s collections and in contact with its staff and the resources of the Getty Research Institute. The program is by invitation. Projects listed represent scholars’ primary research while in residence.

  • Clément Chéroux, Centre national d’art et de culture George Pompidou, Paris, France. Planned to achieve a deeper understanding of Man Ray and his practice by comparing the artist’s photographs at the Getty Museum with those at the MNAM/Centre Pompidou.
  • Helen Evans, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Consulted primary and secondary resources in order to finalize the object list, storyline, and organization of a large-scale exhibition on Armenian medieval art to be held at the Met in the future./li>
  • Christine Kitzlinger, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany. Conducted research in preparation for a catalogue of the Hamburg Museum’s Kunstkammer objects, with a particular focus on the rare ivory and ebony cabinet by the Neapolitan Giacomo Fiammingo./li>
  • Rolf Michael Schneider, Insitut für Klassiche Archäologie, Munich, Germany. His project, “Egypt in Rome,” considered the impact of ancient Egyptian culture, visual arts, and monuments on the fashioning of Augustan Rome, and how Egypt became an integral aspect of imperial identity, imagery, and power.
  • Herwig Todts, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium. Developed his doctoral thesis, “Ensor, Occasional Modernist. An Investigation into James Ensor’s Artistic and Social Perspectives and the Interpretation of his Art,” into a book manuscript as part of the broader efforts of KMSKA’s Ensor Research Project./li>
  • Jiří Vnouček, The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark. Worked on his project, “From Manuscript Folia Back to Animal Skin: The codicological study of medieval manuscripts with special emphasis upon the characterization of parchment based upon traces of manufacturing methods, tool marks, and species identification.”/li>
  • Kris Wetterlund, Museum-Ed, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Developed a model program for docent training that allows the Museum Education field to appropriate this resource for their own training purposes. Her research considered content development scope, information structure, online rights issues, and evaluation of content delivery software.

Getty Research Institute

Getty Scholars

  • Natalie Adamson, University of St Andrews, Scotland. “What Counts as Painting: Pierre Soulages and the Materiality of Postwar Art in France.”
  • Anna Anguissola, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. “Utility and ‘Bravura’. Supports in Roman Marble Statues.”
  • Robert L. Brown, University of California, Los Angeles. “The Material Nature of Buddhist Art.”
  • Gudrun Buehl, Dumbarton Oaks Museum, Washington, DC. “Housing the Body—Dressing the House: Liminal Fabric. The Material World of Furnishing Textiles in Byzantium and Early Islam.”
  • Timothy J. Clark, University of California, Berkeley. “Cézanne’s Materialism.”
  • Susan Dackerman, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts. “Early Modern Print Culture and the Islamic World.”
  • Élodie Dupey García, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City. “The Materiality of Color in Pre-Columbian Codices.”
  • Nina Ergin, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. “Heavenly Fragrance from Earthly Censers: Conveying the Immaterial through the Sensory Experience of Material Objects.”
  • John Gillis, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. “Papyrus and Leather in the Book Cover of the Fadden More Psalter: Meaningful Connections towards a Hiberno-Oriental Materialty.”
  • Corinna Gramatke, independent scholar, Düsseldorf, Germany. “José Sánchez Labrador’s Manuscript Paraguay natural ilustrado (1771–76). Critical and Annotated Edition of the Chapters Dealing with Art Technological Materials and Indications for the Artistic Production in the Jesuit Missions in Paracuaria during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century.”
  • Fernando Guzmán, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile. “From Polychrome Wood to White Marble. Devotional Art in Santiago de Chile during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.”
  • Ingrid Laube (Villa), Universität Tübingen, Germany. “The Cultural Semantics of Stone—Plaster and Limestone Sculpture from Greek and Roman Egypt.”
  • Barbara London, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. “Video Art: From Fringe to the Forefront.”
  • Amy F. Ogata, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. “Metallurgy: Metal and the Making of Modern France.”
  • Kathryn M. Rudy, University of St Andrews, Scotland. “Touching Skin: Why Medieval Readers Rubbed and Kissed their Manuscripts.”
  • Gabriela Siracusano, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Buenos Aires; and Universidad de Buenos Aires. “The Bowels of the Sacred.”
  • Anne Wagner, University of California, Berkeley. “The Matter of Sculpture.”
  • Susan Whitfield, British Library, London, United Kingdom. “Trade in the Tarim? The Evidence from the Material Culture of Buddhism.”
  • Bert Winther-Tamaki (Consortium Professor), University of California, Irvine. “Wood, Ink, Clay, Stone: Bringing Natural Materials to Life for Modern Japan.”
  • William Thomas Wootton, (Villa) King’s College London, United Kingdom. “‘Apelles faciebat aut Polyclitus’: Unfinish in Classical Art.”

Predoctoral Fellows

  • Gregory Charles Bryda, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. “The Spiritual Wood of Late Gothic Germany.”
  • Shawon K. Kinew, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. “The Vision in Stone: Melchiorre Cafà in the World, 1636–1667.”
  • Veronica Peselmann, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. “Why Painting? The Materiality of Ground and Support and its Impact on the Conception of Painting in the Nineteenth Century.”
  • Paris A. Spies-Gans, Princeton University, New Jersey. “(Im)Material Imitation: Women Artists’ Alternative Means to Artistic Success.”

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Noémie Etienne, University of Geneva, Switzerland, and University of Paris 1 Sorbonne, France. “A Material Art History? Paintings Restoration and the Writing of Art History.”
  • Visa Immonen, University of Turku, Finland. “The Art and Science of Sacred Materiality—Late Medieval Relics and Reliquaries in Europe as Art Historical Objects.”
  • Niko Vicario, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. “The Raw Materials of Latin American Art.”

Guest Scholars

  • Hannah Baader, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, Italy. “Aesthetics and Materiality of Water, Fifteenth to Nineteenth Century.”
  • Nikolas Bakirtzis, Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. “Constructing Texture in the Art and Architecture of the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean.”
  • Reinhold Baumstark, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. “Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, Decius Mus-Series.”
  • Gottfried Boehm, National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) Eikones, University of Basel, Switzerland. “Iconic Criticism.”
  • Ana Gonçalves Magalhães, University of São Paulo, Brazil. “Materiality and the New Meaning of Modern Art in Brazil.”
  • Hubertus Kohle, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. “Arnold Böcklin and Ancient Mythology in the Nineteenth Century.”
  • Pamela Kort, independent art historian and curator, Zurich, Switzerland. “The Untold History of the Rise of Modern Art in Austria and Germany: 1949–1979.”
  • Andres Kurg, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia. “Paper Architecture and its Public in the Late-Soviet Period.”
  • Analia Saban (Artist in Residence), independent artist, Los Angeles and New York. “Time as an Art-Making Material.”
  • Monika Wagner, Universität Hamburg, Germany. “Social Surfaces: Materials for Modern Urban Spaces.”

Harald Szeemann Research Project Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Doris Chon, University of California, Los Angeles. “Museum Mythologies: Harald Szeemann’s Museums by Artists, the Museum of Obsessions, and the Legacy of Institutional Critique.”

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows

  • Patrick R. Crowley (Villa), University of Chicago, Illinois. “The Phantom Image: Visuality and the Supernatural.”
  • Caroline O. Fowler, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington, DC. “Absence Made Present: An Early-Modern History of Drawing and the Senses.”

Volkswagen Foundation Fellow

  • Christian Berger, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany. “The Materials of Conceptual Art.”