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Leaf 119 verso and 120 recto from Johann Joachim Prack von Asch’s liber amicorum (book of friends), 1587–1612. The Getty Research Institute, 2013.M.24

16th-Century Album Records Social Network of Europeans in Istanbul

Newly acquired “book of friends” provides insight into European contact with the Ottoman Empire. More»

Spoons with Inscriptions / Byzantine
Image courtesy of and © Benaki Museum, Athens, 2013

What Did Byzantine Food Taste Like?

In the kitchen with the Byzantines. More»

Detail of a Caricature of a Man with Bushy Hair / Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Lefty

Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings contain a little-known secret. More»

Left: Arrangement of Botanical Specimens, 1838m William Henry Fox Talbot. Photogenic drawing negative, 8 13/16 x 7 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 84.XM.1002.10. Right: Arrangement of Botanical Specimens, 1839, 2008, Hiroshi Sugimoto. Gelatin silver print, 36 7/8 x 29 1/2 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013.64.9. © Hiroshi Sugimoto

Re-Picturing Photographic History

Why is contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto taking pictures of 175-year-old prints? More»

Bust of Madame Recamier, about 1801-1802, Joseph Chinard. J. Paul Getty Museum.

Got Five Minutes? These Artworks Have Something to Tell You

In honor of Slow Art Day, six artworks that reward you for taking your sweet time. More»

    Getty Voices

    First-person perspectives from the Getty community.

    Yakubu Al Hasan, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana from the series Permanent Error / Pieter Hugo
    Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Pieter Hugo

    Portraits of Africa, from Colonization to E-Waste | Getty Voices

    A curator of "Connecting Seas" at the Getty Research Institute explores the work of two photographers who portray the legacy of colonialism. More»

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    The Scent of Love: Ancient Perfumes

    Make your own sexy scents inspired by the recipes of the ancients. More»

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