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Getty Education Institute for the Arts, Event and Publication Images, 1985-1997
IA20018  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative History
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Event and publication images
    Date (inclusive): 1985-1997
    Number: IA20018
    Creator/Collector: Getty Education Institute for the Arts
    Physical Description: 7.26 linear feet (16 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: Records consist of black-and-white and color photographs, color slides, black-and-white and color negatives, forms, and letters, 1985-1997, created for and used by the Getty Education Institute (GEI), and housed in the Slide Library. The images depict conferences and seminars organized and hosted by the GEI; art appreciation instruction in elementary school classrooms; adults attending lectures and museums; and publication artwork.
    Request Materials: To access physical materials at the Getty, go to the library catalog record  for this collection and click "Request an Item." 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, also known as the Getty Education Institute for the Arts (GEI), was founded in 1982 with the mission of improving the quality and status of arts education in the nation's public schools. The GEI's 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 10 years, the GEI concentrated on the implementation and dissemination of DBAE. This was achieved by advocacy of 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 inservice 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 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 world.
    The GEI was dissolved in 1999; some aspects of its activities may have been absorbed by other programs.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    The records described in accession 1999.IA.05 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.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    [Cite the item and series (as appropriate)], Event and Publication Images, 1985-1997, Getty Education Institute for the Arts. Institutional Archives, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Finding aid no. IA20018.

    Acquisition Information

    The records described in this finding aid originated in accession no. 1999.IA.05.

    Processing History

    A preliminary inventory was created by Institutional Archives part-time staff in September 2003; in 2005 Sue Luftschein rehoused the materials and created this finding aid based, in part, on the preliminary inventory.
    The majority of the records were housed in binders and arrived in no particular order; they have been rehoused into folders. The contents of each binder remain in their original order.

    Technical Requirements

    Slides require slide-viewing equipment; audiocassettes require audio equipment.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Records consist of black-and-white and color photographs, color slides, black-and-white and color negatives, forms, and letters, 1985-1997, created for and used by the Getty Education Institute, and originally housed in the Slide Library. The images depict conferences and seminars organized and/or hosted by the GEI, such as "Education in Art Future Building" and "Beyond the Three R's"; art appreciation instruction in elementary school classrooms; adults attending lectures and museums; and publication covers. Also included are photographs of GEI Director Lani Duke's farewell reception. The images are primarily documentary in nature, providing a photographic record of many of the GEI's activities. It is not clear whether or not the Slide Library was responsible for the creation of the images.
    Some images were used in specific publications of the GEI, such as Celebrating pluralism: art, education, and cultural diversity by F. Graeme Chalmers (c.1996).

    Arrangement

    These records are first arranged by subject and then alphabetically within each subject. The subjects are: Children and art appreciation education; Conferences, congresses, seminars, meetings; Adults in lectures and museums; Publication information; and Miscellaneous. These subjects are drawn from the contents of the images themselves, and the titles of the original binders. Numbers in parentheses indicate the original binder number (not all binders were numbered).

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Duke, Lani (Leilani Lattin)

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Getty Center for Education in the Arts
    Getty Education Institute for the Arts. Slide Library
    J. Paul Getty Trust

    Subjects - Topics

    Art teachers--Training of
    Art--Study and teaching
    Congresses and conventions

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Audiocassettes
    Black-and-white negatives
    Black-and-white prints (photographs)
    Color negatives
    Color photographs
    Color slides
    Forms (documents)
    Letters (correspondence)