Records consist of memoranda, correspondence, reports, handouts, meeting notes, exhibit designs and related materials, public
announcements, policy guidelines, visitor responses, educational materials, photographic materials, contracts, and publicity
concerning the activities of the J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Education and Academic Affairs, dating 1973-2004 (bulk
1987-2002) and undated.
The J. Paul Getty Museum was established as a charitable trust in 1953 by oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in order to house his growing
art collections, with his original Museum opening in 1954. Upon Getty's death in 1976 he bequeathed almost his entire estate
to the Museum with a mission to promote "the diffusion of artistic and general knowledge." To fulfill this mission, the J.
Paul Getty Trust (founded in 1981) immediately began developing new initiatives and programs, including the Education Department
of the Museum.
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Library Rights and Reproductions at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.
Open after review. The records in accessions 2006.IA.19, 2009.IA.03, and 2011.IA.22, subject to review for permanently closed
information, are open to qualified researchers.