About: Elie Glyn

I’m a junior designer at the J. Paul Getty Museum, working at both the Getty Center and Villa. In addition to Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome, recent exhibitions I've worked on include Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line, The Life of Art; and Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939. My job is to help create the look and feel of an exhibition experience, to present artwork in its best light along with interpretive graphics, and to design a promotional campaign that entices potential visitors. I’ve been working for the Getty for three years, and have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Posted in Antiquities, Architecture and Design, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty Museum

Ancient Sicilian Coins: Miniature Masterpieces, Full-Scale Challenges

Coin with Nike Driving a Four-Horse Chariot
Royal Library of Belgium—Coin Cabinet

The designer of the Sicily exhibition at the Getty Villa reveals the challenges of displaying small, double-sided, intricate objects—coins. More»

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      Banned Books Week—History Edition

      Giordano Bruno revealed ancient secrets of improving memory by writing about the method of loci, also known as the memory palace.

      This technique is still used today as a way to memorize vast amounts of information. By “putting away” information into the drawers and rooms of a familiar place in your mind, you can access this info later by mentally “opening” the right drawer. 

      Unfortunately, this idea was not accepted during the Roman Inquisition. Bruno was burned at the stake in 1600 and his book was on the Vatican Index of Prohibited Books.

      Enjoy a completely digitized copy: De umbris idearum, 1582, Bruno Giordano. The Getty Research Institute

      Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read. This week we’re sharing examples of books from cultural history that have been attacked, vilified, or otherwise banned.

      09/24/14

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