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2014 by the Numbers

Jim Cuno: The Getty in 2014 by the numbers

The year in review, infographic style. More»

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Why Give Time to the Arts? 6 Questions for Getty Volunteer Stephen Thorne

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Say “Guten Tag!” to Stephen Thorne, one of the Getty Center’s first volunteers. More»

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Open Content, An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The Getty announces its new Open Content Program

A new commitment to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible. More»

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Our L.A., Mapped

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What place says “L.A.” to you? What’s your favorite building, corner, or monument? What is your L.A.? More»

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Ask Him Anything! Jim Cuno on Reddit This Monday

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Jim sits down with Snoo, Reddit’s alien mascot, to prep himself for the upcoming Q&A.

Jim takes on Reddit. More»

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Risk, Collaborate, Tweet: Charting Next Steps in Digital Humanities at the Getty

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What should we do to move forward in digital humanities? More»

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First Annual Day of Service Is a Hit

Jim Cuno at the Getty's Day of Service, March 11, 2013

Reflections on the Getty’s first annual Day of Service. More»

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New “Getty Voices” Project Features Creative Angles on Art and Culture, One Week at a Time

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This morning we launched Getty Voices, a new social media project on The Iris led by a different member of the Getty community every week. More»

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The Arts on the World Economic Stage—Notes from Davos

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Notes and video excerpts from the Getty’s participation in the World Economic Forum. More»

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What We’re Grateful For

A moment at the Getty Villa by Flickr user Jason "JFish" Fischer
A moment at the Getty Villa, contributed by Jason "JFish" Fischer to our Flickr group, My Getty Visit

All of us who work at the Getty are pretty lucky; after all, we spend our days around great art and great people. For Thanksgiving, I asked several folks who’ve blogged on the Iris over the past year to name… More»

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      ancientpeoples:

      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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