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Guide to the Getty Center Site Planning and Construction Photographs, 1947-1997, undated
IA40001  
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Description
Records comprise photographic prints, snapshots, contact sheets, slides, and negatives, dating 1947-1997 (bulk 1984-1997), that were created and maintained by the J. Paul Getty Trust Building Program. Images document the planning and building of the Getty Center in Brentwood, California by Richard Meier & Partners and the Dinwiddie Construction Company.
Background
The Getty Center opened in 1997 as a multifaceted campus located in Brentwood, California, including modern architecture, gardens, and fountains. The Getty Center is owned and operated by the J. Paul Getty Trust, a cultural and philanthropic organization. The Trust is a not-for-profit institution, educational in purpose and character, that focuses on the visual arts in all of their dimensions. The Center is home to the Trust and its four programs: the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Museum and the Conservation Institute also maintain operations at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, the original site of the Museum.
Extent
108.09 linear feet (113 boxes and 4 flat files)
Restrictions
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Availability
The records described in accession 1997.IA.10 are available for use by qualified researchers. The exception being box 3, which may contain restricted material that must be removed prior to access by researchers.