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Summer 2016
  KIM Top: Villa E-1027, Cap Moderne. Photo by Manuel Bougot 2016. Above: Façade of the Children's Library in Accra. Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images.

New Keeping It Modern Conservation Grants

The Foundation has just announced nine new grants to conserve 20th century architecture around the world as part of Keeping It Modern. This initiative seeks to preserve the daring and experimental forms, materials, and techniques that epitomize the Modern Movement but have not always aged well over time. The new research and planning grants include the first projects by female architects—Eileen Gray and Lina Bo Bardi—as well as the first building in sub-Saharan Africa, the Children's Library in Accra, Ghana designed by Nickson and Borys. Other common themes among this year's grantees are significant examples of Soviet Modernism and the innovative use of dalle de verre stained glasses in religious architecture.
Read descriptions of the 2016 conservation projects...

  MUI Getty intern Sophia Zarders, a student at Cal State Long Beach who is working at Arts and Services for Disabled this summer.

Interns Arrive at the Getty and Across L.A.

Summertime at the Getty Foundation means we are keeping busy with our annual Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program. This year, Getty grants are supporting 110 interns at over 60 museums and arts organizations across L.A. County, including 17 positions here at the Getty. These students come from diverse cultural backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented in our cultural institutions, and they contribute greatly to our regional museums through their work on exhibitions, publications, public programs, online projects, and so much more. One of the highlights of the program is the Arts Summit professional development day held for the interns at the Getty Center. At this year's summit the Getty Foundation's own intern, Tessa Tweet, asked her peers to reflect on what their internship means to them.
Here's what the Getty interns had to say...

  DAH Participants in Duke University's 2016 Visualizing Venice workshop learning SketchUp 3D modeling software. Photo courtesy @dukewired

Digital Art History Workshops in Europe

The Foundation has awarded grants for two international digital art history summer institutes in Europe for 2016 to improve scholars' abilities to apply computational tools to interpretive art historical research. Visualizing Venice was organized by Duke University with partners in Italy and emphasized hands-on experience with digital tools for historians of art and architecture through themes related to the cultural history of Venice. The second institute is organized by the Institute of Digital Art History at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) for German-speaking scholars, who have not yet had access to substantial training programs. The institute will take advantage of digital collections developed by ETH and include three other Swiss partners who have a strong history of collaboration with colloquia and courses in digital humanities: the University of Zurich's Institute of Art History, the Swiss Institute for Art Research, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology's Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab).
Learn more about the Getty's support for digital art history...

  Rothschild Dr. David Saunders

Announcing the Inaugural Getty Rothschild Fellowship

Earlier this month the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Rothschild Foundation announced a new fellowship to support innovative scholarship in the history of art, collecting, and conservation, using the collections and resources of both institutions. The award offers art historians, museum professionals, or conservators the opportunity to research and study at both the Getty in Los Angeles and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England. The inaugural fellow is Dr. David Saunders, a foremost expert in the area of conservation science who will work on museum and gallery lighting during the fellowship. Going forward, the fellowship will be awarded on an annual basis and administered by the Getty Foundation.
Read the press release...


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