New from the Getty Research Institute

Galalith: Alchemy in the Age of Plastic

Galalith: Alchemy in the Age of Plastic

The synthetic plastic galalith became a common material for the construction of everyday items in the early 1900s, from buttons to costume jewelry.

The Commercial Archive and the Sexualization of the Black Male Body

The Commercial Archive and the Sexualization of the Black Male Body

Duke University Professor Pete Sigal shares what he found when exploring the holdings of the Robert Mapplethorpe Archive at the Getty Research Institute.

A Day in the Life of a Digitization Expert

A Day in the Life of a Digitization Expert

How does a collection end up online? Go behind-the-scenes to discover how the M. Knoedler & Co. letter copying books become digitized.

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