The J. Paul Getty Trust 2010 Report

Introduction

gm_32512401.psdLeft: River Landscape, n.d, Josef Wenglein. Charcoal. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Gift of Richard A. Simms in Memory of James N. Wood.The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution that focuses on the visual arts in all their dimensions, recognizing their capacity to inspire and strengthen humanistic values. The Getty serves both the general public and a wide range of professional communities in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through the work of the four Getty programs—the Museum, Research Institute, Conservation Institute, and Foundation—the Getty aims to further knowledge and nurture critical seeing through the growth and presentation of its collections and by advancing the understanding and preservation of the world’s artistic heritage. The Getty pursues this mission with the conviction that cultural awareness, creativity, and aesthetic enjoyment are essential to a vital and civil society.


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This report is dedicated to the memory of James N. Wood, 1941–2010,
President and Chief Executive Officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust 2007–2010.