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LA/LA: Place and Practice

The Political Equator / from a presentation by Teddy Cruz
Courtesy of Teddy Cruz

“We have no reason for coming together other than to be woven together.” More»

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Grad Intern Diary: Laurel Garber

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An eBay bidding war and over 800 pastels, a year in the life of a drawings intern More»

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Grad Intern Diary: Jennifer Potter

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A fruitful year at the Getty Foundation More»

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Grad Intern Diary: Rheagan Martin

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A year of manuscripts, coins, and English weather. More»

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New E-Book Explores Early Netherlandish Art

Screen capture showing The Legend of St. Joseph / follower of Robert Campin
Detail of The Legend of St. Joseph, possibly ca. 1490–1500, follower of Robert Campin. Hoogstraten, Church of St. Catherine. From Frames and Supports in 15th- and 16th-Century Southern Netherlandish Painting

New online resource explores panel paintings of the 1400s and 1500s More»

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Studying Art History with an Ethnographic Eye

Project participants discuss features of a Chinese Republican period painting at the National PalaceMuseum in Beijing. Painting: Chen Hengque (Chen Hengke, 1876-1923), Viewing Paintings, 1918. Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper. 87.7 x 46.6 cm. Collection: Palace Museum, Beijing. Photo: Wu Fang
Project participants discuss features of a Chinese Republican period painting at the National PalaceMuseum in Beijing. Painting: Chen Hengque (Chen Hengke, 1876-1923), Viewing Paintings, 1918. Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper. 87.7 x 46.6 cm. Collection: Palace Museum, Beijing. Photo: Wu Fang

The Getty Foundation connects a new generation of scholars from across China. More»

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Online Museum Collection Catalogues, Mantra and Metaphor

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What do you want to be, a grocery store or a restaurant? More»

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Best Supporting Role

Peter Paul Rubens's Triumph of the Church during treatment
© José de la Fuente

Conserving Peter Paul Rubens, panel by panel. More»

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Conserving Mosaics in the Middle East and North Africa, A MOSAIKON Trainer’s Account

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A participant in 2014 MOSAIKON training workshop organized by the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (CCA) and supported by the Getty Foundation conserves a second-century Roman mosaic

A conversation with mosaics expert Roberto Nardi about conservation training. More»

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Museum Catalogues from Eight Institutions You Can Now Read Online

The Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative, or OSCI, led by the Getty Foundation, is finding solutions for the complex task of creating museum publications in a free digital format.
The Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative, or OSCI, led by the Getty Foundation, is finding solutions for the complex task of creating museum publications in a free digital format.

Another online collections catalogue supported by the Getty Foundation has launched More»

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      Messages on a Bottle

      Around the body in a very swirly script it reads “Pan e vin e va cantando” or “Bread and wine and merriment.” 

      On the bottom of the bottle an inscription adds, “kan’t Brood en […] Wijn niet doen? Wat Zouts kan’t Mael vergoên” or “If bread and wine fail to do so, a little pinch of salt can save a meal.”

      Calligraphy was a common hobby of the wealthy in the northern Netherlands in the mid-1600s. This bottle’s designer, Willem Jacobsz van Heemskerk, signed his name in more fancy lettering.

      05/03/16

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