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Fall 2015
  New Orleans Top: Southern University of New Orleans graduate student Erika Witt with her favorite mask from SUNO's African Art Collection, which was supported by a Getty grant. Courtesy Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program, Center for African and African American Studies, SUNO.

Fund for New Orleans Summary Report

At the end of the summer, the Getty Foundation issued a summary report on the impact of our Fund for New Orleans ten years after Hurricane Katrina. This $2.9 million initiative was launched in the wake of this devastating event to help revitalize the city's cultural institutions as they recovered from the storm. We surveyed grantees to assess the immediate and long-term outcomes of the Getty grants, which are available on the Foundation's website. Key findings demonstrate that even small grants in the face of a disaster of that magnitude, if well executed and planned, can make a difference.

Read the summary report...

  Digital Art History Participants in the Visualizing Venice workshop organized by Duke University learn 3-D modelling. Photo: Hannah L. Jacobs, Wired! Lab, Duke University

Digital Art History Workshops

This past summer was the second year of Digital Art History workshops to train art historians to use computational technologies for the creation of new interpretive research. Grants supported training at George Mason University's Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Harvard's metaLAB, UCLA's Digital Humanities program, and a new program at Duke University, Visualizing Venice. Participants were active on social media during the programs: search #doingdah15 and #beautifuldata on Twitter to follow their updates.

Learn more about the workshops...

  New Delhi CIDOC-Getty International Program participants visit the Taj Mahal. Photo: ICOM-CIDOC

Museum Professionals Convene in New Delhi

Last month international professionals responsible for information management in museums from forty different countries around the world were able to attend the annual ICOM-CIDOC conference in New Delhi thanks to a Getty Foundation grant. The International Committee for Documentation or CIDOC is the subcommittee for ICOM that provides the museum community with information on best practices in museum documentation. In addition to a busy schedule of conference activities and site visits, CIDOC attendees also received a visit from the President of India, who posted his photos on Facebook!

Learn more about the conference program...

  Grad Intern 2014-15 Graduate Intern Douglas MacLennan closely examines Paul Gaugin's Arii Matamoe (JPGM).

A Welcome to New Graduate Interns

In mid-September the Foundation welcomed the newest class of 31 graduate interns to the Getty Center. Each year this program provides students who who intend to pursue careers in the visual arts with training and work experience in departments in each of the Getty's four programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Foundation, as well as in Getty Publications. This year's group comes to Los Angeles from seven different countries and joins over 650 past participants. The online application is already open for 2016-17, so please visit our website to find out more about the opportunities available for next year.

Learn more about the 2016-17 positions...


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