The Getty A world of art, research, conservation, and philanthropy
Fall 2014
  30th Anniversary Our office in Los Angeles

The Getty Foundation's 30th Anniversary

This month, the Getty Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary. That's three decades of grants that increase the understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. To date, the Foundation has developed, assessed, awarded, and monitored 7,000 grants in more than 180 countries. We'll continue the celebration over the next year, but in the meantime you can see highlights of our grant history on our anniversary map and read about what we've learned so far from our director. And for those of you who have received Getty grants, we'd love to hear from you. Share your story with us on Facebook or Twitter (#mygettygrant).

See our anniversary map

  Luce Chapel, Taiwan Henry Luce Memorial Chapel in the morning light. Photo: Tunghai University

New Initiative: Keeping It Modern

In mid-September the Foundation announced the first ten grants for Keeping It Modern, a new initiative focused on the conservation of 20th century architecture around the world. Building on the Foundation's long history of support for architectural conservation, Keeping It Modern is funding model projects that can point the way towards new methods and standards for the conservation of modern architecture. Grants focus on the comprehensive planning, testing, and analysis of modern materials, as well as the creation of conservation management plans that guide long-term maintenance and conservation policies. Future support will be awarded through a juried competition process, and information about deadlines and selection criteria are now available online.

Learn more about the first ten projects


Workshop for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

In early October the Foundation held a two-day workshop for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA research teams, co-organized with the Getty Research Institute. Over 120 curators and scholars, many traveling from outside the country, attended the meeting and raced the clock to present their research using the fast-paced PechaKucha format. The event allowed the participating museums to share information about their exhibitions with one another, a first step that is critical to successful collaboration as we learned with the first Pacific Standard Time.

Learn more about the workshop

  Conservators with Rubens panel Prado conservator José de la Fuente with Getty Museum conservator Sue Anne Chui during the installation of Spectacular Rubens

Panel Paintings Initiative Results Now On Display

From now until January 11, 2015 visitors to the Getty Center will be able to see firsthand the results of our Panel Paintings Initiative. The Spectacular Rubens exhibition on view at the Getty Museum features a series of finished oil sketches representing the Triumph of the Eucharist that were studies for large, sumptuous tapestries. Six works from the series were recently conserved at the Prado Museum as part of a comprehensive training program supported through the Foundation's Panel Paintings Initiative. Prior to the conservation project, it would not have been safe for the paintings to travel. The exhibition shows the panels alongside the tapestries and also includes a special section about the Foundation's support of conservation and training related to old master paintings on wooden panels.

Learn more about the Rubens project


Follow us, learn about what we do, and tell us about your visit!

Getty Research Institute News
Exhibitions, Events, and Resources

Getty Teacher Update
For K-12 teachers

Exploring Antiquity
For students and scholars of classical cultures


GCI Bulletin
News from the Getty Conservation Institute

Getty Foundation News
Grants that increase the understanding and preservation of the visual arts around the world

Art Bound: New Books from the Getty
Find out what we're reading

The Getty Store: Inspired Gifts and Books
Notifications of new arrivals, private sales and special offers