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What Is the Future of the Photo Archive?

Collage of photos and documents from the Photo Archive of the Getty Research Institute

In the digital world, what will happen to the photo archive? More»

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Peek Behind the Scenes at the Getty Research Institute for #AskAnArchivist Day

Nancy Enneking | Ask an Archivist

What even is an archive? More»

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Inside the Papers of Longtime LACMA Curator Maurice Tuchman

Drawing by Maurice Tuchman, 1950
Drawing by Maurice Tuchman, 1950

Inside the papers of the innovative and controversial curator. More»

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Pictures for Education: The Records of Art Dealer M. Knoedler & Co.

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Booker T. Washington, 1905–45, Harris & Ewing. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-H25- 14111-B

Booker T. Washington appears in the M. Knoedler archive. More»

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6 Questions for the Getty’s Institutional Archivist

Nancy Enneking, Head of Institutional Records at the Getty, reviews photographs with her team of institutional archivist.
Nancy Enneking, Head of Institutional Records at the Getty, reviews photographs with her team of institutional archivist.

From a model of the Getty Center to a corrupt floppy disk, it’s all in there. More»

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This Just In: The Shunk-Kender Archive

Harry Shunk (left) and Janos Kender in 1961
Harry Shunk (left) and János Kender in 1961 at a dinner for artist Lucio Fontana at La Coupole in Montparnasse, Paris. Photo: Shunk-Kender. The Getty Research Institute, 2014.R.20

The 20th-century art scene, told in photographs. More»

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Treasures from the Vault: Correspondence of the Art Dealer M. Knoedler & Co

Portrait of a Woman Praying / Hans Memling
Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu. © Muzeul Naţional Brukenthal

A failed bid for Renaissance masterpieces is revealed in a collection of newly catalogued letters. More»

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Treasures from the Vault: The Guerrilla Girls Archive

Props used in the Guerrilla Girls' actions: plastic gun, bananas, and gorilla fingers with nail polish
Copyright © Guerrilla Girls, courtesy guerrillagirls.com

Why did art professionals put on gorilla masks and take to the streets? More»

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Meet FRED!

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What’s used in law enforcement and at the Getty Research Institute? FRED! More»

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Alphabet Szoup

H is for Haring
H is for Haring

A look inside the artist files of legendary curator Harald Szeemann. More»

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      #ThyCaptionBe: Bonnacon

      You captioned this detail. And we’re revealing the full story now.

      Farting unicorn or the origin of “say it, don’t spray it”? It’s actually a magical animal from the Middle Ages…

      Here’s the full story:

      Porcupines have got nothing on this animal’s self-defense!

      According to the medieval bestiary (a kind of animal encyclopedia), the bonnacon is a creature with curled horn, leaving it defenseless against predators. 

      To compensate, it has the ability to aim and eject excrement like a projectile to distances of over 500 feet. Oh yeah, and the dung is burning hot. Doesn’t the bonnacon in this image look just a tad smug?

      #ThyCaptionBe is a celebration of modern interpretations of medieval aesthetics. You guess what the heck is going on, then we myth-bust.

      05/03/16

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