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Guide to Getty Education Institute for the Arts publications, 1980s-2003
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative History
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Getty Education Institute for the Arts publications
    Date (inclusive): 1980s-2003
    Number: IA30011
    Creator/Collector: Getty Education Institute for the Arts
    Physical Description: 6.2 linear feet (7 boxes)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Institutional Records and Archives
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    archives@getty.edu
    Abstract: Collection contains copies of publications of the Getty Education Institute, formerly known as the Getty Center for Education in the Arts, dating from the 1980s to 2003. The materials include published books, booklets, and video recordings; general unpublished video recordings and booklets; conference proceedings; classroom planning kits; presentation slides; and ephemera including conference materials and information bulletins.
    Request Materials: Request access to the physical material described in this inventory through its corresponding library catalog record  and click "Request." Click here for general library access policy . See the Administrative Information section of this finding aid for access restrictions specific to the records described below. Please note, some of the records may be stored off site; advanced notice is required for access to these materials.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administrative History

    The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, later known as the Getty Education Institute for the Arts (GEI), was one of the original programs established by the J. Paul Getty Trust, an international cultural and philanthropic organization serving both general audiences and specialized professionals. The Trust is a not-for-profit institution, educational in purpose and character, that focuses on the visual arts in all of their dimensions. As of 2014 the Trust supports and oversees four programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. The Trust founded the Getty Center for Education in the Arts in 1982 with the mission of improving the quality and status of arts education in the nation's public schools. The education programs were guided by three premises: the visual arts should be an essential part of every child's education because knowledge of the arts is a principal means of understanding human experiences and transmitting cultural values; art education's content must be broadened to include instruction in art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics-an approach known as discipline-based art education (DBAE); and the most effective art education programs are based on partnerships among teachers, administrators, artists, museums, universities, and parents.
    During its first ten years, the Getty Center for Education in the Arts / GEI concentrated on the implementation and dissemination of DBAE. This was achieved by advocating for the value of arts in education, through the dissemination of print publications and videotapes, national conferences, and collaborative projects; professional development for school and university personnel, through in-service programs such as the Los Angeles Institute; theory development to encourage evolution of DBAE, through seminars, doctoral fellowships, and the commissioning of scholarly publications; curriculum development to support creation of model instructional materials; and special initiatives to encourage others to champion DBAE. In January 1986 responsibility for administering arts education grants was transferred from the Trust's Grant Program to the Center for Education in the Arts. The goal of the arts education grant program was to support the development of model DBAE programs across the country. In addition to improving the quality of arts education in primary and secondary schools, the GEI also concentrated on the education of museum visitors. Focus group research and other studies resulted in a number of publications aimed at the museum community.
    Lani Duke was the founding director of the Getty Center for Education in the Arts / GEI and continued to lead the program for 17 years. Duke resigned in 1998 upon notice of the GEI's imminent dissolution. President Barry Muntiz named Ted Mitchell, former dean of the UCLA School of Education, as the Getty Trust's Vice President for Education and interim director of the GEI until the program's dissolution in 1999.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    The records described in accessions 2007.IA.27 and 2013.IA.58 are available for use by qualified researchers.
    The following types of records are permanently closed: records containing personal information, records that compromise security or operations, legal communications, legal work product, and records related to donors. The J. Paul Getty Trust reserves the right to restrict access to any records held by the Institutional Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Cite the item and series (as appropriate)], Getty Education Institute for the Arts publications, Getty Education Institute for the Arts. Institutional Archives, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Finding aid no. IA30011.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Accession 2007.IA.27 was transferred as part of the Legacy Appraisal Project. Accession 2013.IA.58, the material relating to the Transforming Education Through the Arts Challenge(TETAC), was donated to the Getty Institutional Archives by Kim Alan Wheetley, Executive Director of the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    Processing History

    Accession 2007.IA.27 was minimally processed by Kyle Morgan in 2009. To prepare an inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to roughly delineate series, to create accurate contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types. In 2014 Lauren Jordan added Accession 2013.IA.58 and created the finding aid for the collection.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Videocassettes will require the creation of a use copy.

    Related Archival Materials note

    The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the people and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.
    Contributing Institution: The Getty Research Institute
    Inventory of Getty Publications, 1954-2012.  The Getty Research Institute, Finding aid IA10020.
    Art Education History Archives Project, 1998-1999.  The Getty Research Institute, Finding aid IA 20034.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection primarily contains copies of publications of the Getty Education Institute, formerly known as the Getty Center for Education in the Arts, dating from 1980s-2003. The materials relate to arts education in schools, especially discipline-based art education, and include published books, booklets, and video recordings; general unpublished video recordings and booklets; conference proceedings; classroom planning kits; presentation slides; and ephemera including conference materials and information bulletins. Some materials were not published by the GEI itself but concern projects undertaken in conjunction with the Institute, such as the Annenberg Transforming Education Through the Arts Challenge. When the Getty Trust made the decision to dissolve the GEI in 1998, a number of the grants had terms that ran until the end of fiscal year 2001; summary reports of these projects were compiled over the following years.

    Arrangement note

    Records are arranged into 8 series:
    Series I. Books/booklets, 1984-1998;
    Series II. Conference material, 1987-1999;
    Series III. Ephemera ,1986-1998;
    Series IV. Planning kits, 1992-1995;
    Series V. Professional development program binders, 1983, 1992-1993;
    Series VI. Video recordings, 1988-1998;
    Series VII. Other binders, 1992, 1997;
    Series VIII. Transforming Education Through the Arts Challenge (TETAC), 1988-2003.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Art education in action
    Art in education
    Art in education--United States--20th century
    Art museums--Educational aspects
    Arts--Education, Elementary

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Books
    Ephemera
    Photographic prints
    Publications
    Reports
    Slides (photographs)
    Videocassettes

    Contributors

    Wheetley, Kim Alan