A collection of photographs of Greek and Roman art in museum galleries and displays assembled by the Getty Research Institute.
A number of museums are especially well documented, including: the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, CA; the Museo archeologico
nazionale in Naples; the Acropolis, Agora, and National Archaeological museums in Athens; the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence;
and several major museums in Rome as well as the Vatican Museums.
In 1974, the J. Paul Getty Museum began assembling a "photo library" by consolidating the visual resources of each existing
curatorial department. By the early 1980s, the Photo Archive was actively acquiring large collections of photographs from
commercial and private sources and scholars' archives that contained a photographic component. In 1983, the nearly one million
photographs of the Photo Archive were incorporated into the Research Institute's Special Collections.
5.0 linear feet
Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s). For further information, contact
Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Open for use by qualified researchers. For further information, consult the
Guide to the Photo Archive and Database.