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Improving Access to Medieval Christian Images

Details from two Medieval Christian artworks: The Dream of Pope Sergius, late 1430s, Workshop of Rogier van der Weyden, and The Meeting of the Three Kings, with David and Isaiah, before 1480, Master of the St. Bartholomew Altarpiece
Details from two Medieval Christian artworks: The Dream of Pope Sergius, late 1430s, Workshop of Rogier van der Weyden, and The Meeting of the Three Kings, with David and Isaiah, before 1480, Master of the St. Bartholomew Altarpiece

A new digital art history project aim to unlock layers of meaning in medieval art More»

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The Metamorphoses of Danaë: From Venal to Virtuous to Voluptuous Woman

Danae / Gentileschi
Danaë, 1621–23, Orazio Gentileschi. Oil on canvas, 63 5/8 x 89 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016.6. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's

Modest maiden or lascivious lover? More»

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Introducing Getty Scholars’ Workspace, An Open-Source Humanities Research Tool

The light table tool within Getty Scholars' Workspace
The light table tool within Getty Scholars' Workspace. (Artwork second from left: Apocalyptic Landscape, 1912, Ludwig Meidner. © Ludwig Meidner-Archiv, Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Frankfurt am Main)

A new tool for museums and archives to support born-digital research. More»

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When an Amphora Is Not Just an Amphora: Greek Antiquities as Presidential Gifts

President Dwight D. Eisenhower receives ancient artifacts from Prime Minister Spyros Markezinis.
Photo courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, Kansas.

Why did the Greek state give antiquities to U.S. officials as diplomatic gifts? More»

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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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Global Pathways through Medieval Manuscripts and the Modern Museum

Global inspiration from the Getty permanent collection.
Global inspiration from the Getty permanent collection.

Contextualizing early book arts in world history. More»

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Heraldry Illuminated: Deciphering Coats of Arms and Other Manuscript Mysteries

A Young Knight in Armor Kneeling in Prayer before Saint Anthony, Dreux Jean, from The Invention and Translation of the Body of Saint Anthony, about 1465-70. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XI 8, fol. 50
A Young Knight in Armor Kneeling in Prayer before Saint Anthony, Dreux Jean, from The Invention and Translation of the Body of Saint Anthony, about 1465-70. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XI 8, fol. 50

Help us solve a heraldry mystery. More»

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Digital Publishing Needs New Tools

MCN 2015 - Minneapolis

How can we humanize the experience of digital publishing? More»

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Prototyping a Digital Publication for Scholars

Prototype for the folio-and-transcription view of the Mellini manuscript
Prototype for the folio-and-transcription view of the Mellini manuscript

How do you design an entirely new breed of digital publication? Test, revise, test, revise… More»

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Second Half of Knoedler Gallery Stock Books Database Now Online

Relationship graph using Knoedler data displaying the nationality of artists whose work was purchased by Henry Clay Frick
Relationship graph displaying the nationality of the artists whose work was purchased by Henry Clay Frick.

16,000 new art-sales records are now online. More»

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      Color for Healing

      This sanitorium (tuberculosis hospital) in Paimio, Finland, was designed by architect Alvar Aalto in the 1920s. Unlike many hospitals, it was full of bright colors—including welcoming yellow on the main stairs and calming green for ceilings above bedridden patients. Aalto even created special chairs to open the chest and speed healing.

      The building’s colors were mostly whitewashed later in the 20th century, but now—due to a grant from the Getty Foundation as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative—its colors are being reconstructed and the building preserved for the future.

      More of the story: Saving Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanitorium

      Pictured: Paimio Sanatorium, patients’ wing and solarium terraces. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum. A color model for Paimio Sanatorium interiors by decorative artist Eino Kauria. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum, 2016.Paimio chairs (Artek no 41) in the Paimio Sanatorium lecture room, 1930s. Photo: Gustaf Welin, Alvar Aalto Museum. Aino Aalto resting in a chair on the solarium terrace. Photo: Alvar Aalto, Alvar Aalto Museum, 1930s. Main stairs of Paimio Sanatorium. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

      04/30/16

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