The Digital Art History team at the Getty Research Institute sponsors and advises collaborative art-historical research and publication projects that facilitate access to and analysis of digitized objects, particularly those in the Institute's collections. The team collaborates on these projects with colleagues from across the Getty and with experts in software development, user research, semantic engineering, and digital publications. Critical to these projects is the development of innovative working methods and technological tools that can be adopted by the broader art-historical and cultural heritage communities.

Florentine Codex Initiative
This initiative seeks to give full global access to the Florentine Codex, an encyclopedia of Nahua knowledge and history of early modern Mexico, and disseminate knowledge about its cultural significance. The research focuses on Book 12 of the codex, the most extensive historical account of the conquest of Mexico (1519–1521), written in Nahuatl and documenting the Mexica perspective.

This initiative uses emerging technologies such as computer vision and machine learning to discover new research possibilities within the Research Institute's Photo Archive. The project will provide digital access to images of 700,000 photographic reproductions of art and associated scholarly documentation.

Ed Ruscha Streets of Los Angeles Project
The project makes available for the first time a groundbreaking collection of materials from one of the world's most recognized artists. The innovative digitization and exhibition of this archive will result in a publicly accessible resource for scholars of history, art, architecture, and urban studies, available in 2020.

Szeemann Digital Seminar
The seminar used digital technologies to enable collaboration among three graduate seminars at UCLA, the University of Chicago, and the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, all focused on the work of seminal curator Harald Szeemann, whose extraordinary archive is housed at the Research Institute.

Mutual Muses
A crowdsourcing project to transcribe six years of correspondence between realist painter Sylvia Sleigh and critic/curator Lawrence Alloway.

Resonating Spaces: Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonie in 3-D
Using laser-scanning technology, this project examines Hans Scharoun's iconic Berlin Philharmonie (1960–1963) through 3-D renderings. The project's first phase, a collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute's Competence Center for Cultural Heritage Digitization, produced a physical model of the hall, which was featured in the exhibition Berlin/LA: Spaces for Music.