Scholars Program and Research Projects
Since 1985 the Research Institute has welcomed scholars, artists, and other cultural figures from around the world to work at the Institute on projects that bear upon its annual research theme. While in residence, they pursue their own research projects, make use of Getty collections, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.
Our research projects support the development of new art historical scholarship, and are often based on the special collections of the Research Library. Covering multiple fields and methodologies, these projects aim to generate conversations between Research Institute staff and visiting scholars with wider networks of expertise, and to disseminate results to an international scholarly audience. Research Project organizers welcome conversations with scholars working in related areas.