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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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“Paper Museum” Goes Digital

Screen capture from Digital Montagny

A 19th-century sketchbook goes digital. More»

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Inside the Papers of Longtime LACMA Curator Maurice Tuchman

Maurice Tuchman and Henry Hopkins at LACMA, 1967
Art © The Estate of David Smith/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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

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“Who is this man named J. P. Getty?” M. Knoedler & Co. and Getty the Collector

Portrait of James Christie (1730 - 1803)
Portrait of James Christie, 1778, Thomas Gainsborough. Oil on canvas, 50 1/4 x 40 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of J. Paul Getty, 70.PA.16

J. Paul Getty, the mysterious art hunter. More»

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A Look Inside the Getty’s Conservation Collection

Seeley Brothers, manufacturers of Averill Paint, ready for use
Inside the book Seeley Brothers, manufacturers of Averill Paint, ready for use (New York: Seeley Brothers, ca. 1886). ID No. 2870-944

From reference tomes to textile cuttings, a collection for every conservation query. More»

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