About: Cyndi Shein

I'm the assistant archivist for the J. Paul Getty Trust and its programs: the Museum, Research Institute, Conservation Institute, and Foundation. I care for the institution’s historical records as well as photographs and personal papers related to our founder, Mr. Getty. One of my ongoing interests is the use of Web 2.0 by libraries, archives, and museums. Communicating interactively with the public via blogs and other social media platforms enables us to reach new audiences and also encourages us in our work—it’s nice to know there are people out there who are interested in what we're doing!

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J. Paul Getty, The Early Years

Young J. Paul Getty Lying on the Beach, about 1905–1915. J. Paul Getty Family Collected Papers, The Getty Research Institute, 2010.IA.17

What forces shaped J. Paul Getty into the man portrayed in his diaries? The Getty’s Institutional Archives recently acquired a collection that illuminates Getty’s formative years. In addition to many other things, the J. Paul Getty Family Collected Papers (1880s–1989)… More»

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A Look Inside J. Paul Getty’s Newly Digitized Diaries

J. Paul Getty's diary open to the page for March 29 and 30, 1952

They’re here! The diaries of J. Paul Getty are now part of the collection of the Getty’s Institutional Archives, thanks in large part to the late Jim Wood, former Trust President and CEO, who placed great value on the Getty’s history…. More»

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      Eye-to-eye with a mystery man.

      He closely resembles painter Francois Boucher, whose eyes rendered paintings like this one

      In 18th century France, terracotta busts were popular additions to the home as they were relatively inexpensive, and fit for both middle class and wealthy consumers.

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      Eye-to-eye connects the peoples of yesterday to you through art.

      Bust of a Man, about 1760, Attributed to Jean-Jacques Caffieri. J. Paul Getty Museum.

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