Author: Robert Checchi

I'm senior designer at the J. Paul Getty Museum. In addition to Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance, I was the lead designer for two other shows currently on view, The Life of Art at the Getty Center and The Last Days of Pompeii at the Getty Villa. I'm always looking for new ways to educate and engage our visitors. A lot of people ask me what it is I actually do as a designer at a museum. Apart from the design of banners, graphics, display cases, and the object spacing, my job is to create an atmosphere that is comfortable and conducive to learning, to display the artworks at their best, and to visually organize and present the often-complex scholarship of curators. I've been working at the Getty Museum for the past seven years.