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Winter 2019
  imagineRio Top: Virtual 3D reconstruction of San Pier Maggiore, by Donal Cooper in collaboration with The National Gallery, for incorporation into Immersive Florence. Image courtesy Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge, Miguel Santa Clara, and National Gallery, London. Above: User interface mockup for extracting geospatial information from a photograph by Georges Leuzinger (1813-1892), Largo do Paço and Chafariz do Mestre Valentim, c. 1865, as part of imagineRio. Image courtesy Gilberto Ferrez Collection, Instituto Moreira Salles

New Grants Awarded for Digital Mapping Projects

The Getty Foundation has awarded four grants to support a growing area within art historical research: the use of geospatial and digital mapping tools to document cultural sites around the world. Funded through the Foundation's Digital Art History initiative, these projects explore the ancient sites of Pompeii, Italy and Çatalhöyük, Turkey; the social and urban evolution of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and the flourishing years of Florence during the Italian Renaissance. The grants—awarded to Rice University, Stanford University, the University of Exeter, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst—represent a novel approach that moves digital art history practice away from standalone solutions and toward shared learning opportunities.
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  Conservation Management Plan Conservation Management Plan available in the Keeping It Modern Report Library. © 2017 DRONAH

Free Resource for Stewards of Modern Architectural Heritage

Conservation professionals have a new resource for the preservation of twentieth-century buildings through the Foundation's Keeping It Modern Report Library. This online platform offers free access to the technical reports and conservation management plans resulting from the completed grants of Keeping It Modern, an initiative that supports the conservation of modern architecture around the world. The library has debuted with twenty reports, and more will be added as they become available.
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  SKD Seminar Senior and mid-career museum professionals discussing the holdings of drawing albums at the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Photo: Andreas Diesend, courtesy Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Prints and Drawings Curators Strengthen Skills with European Collections Tour

With Getty support through The Paper Project initiative, the Dresden State Art Collections recently hosted the first meeting of a traveling seminar for early and mid-career prints and drawings curators. "Italian Drawings of the Sixteenth Century" allowed participants to visit important collections—including the Berlin State Museums, the Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest—and build connoisseurship skills together. The program continues in June with visits to collections in and around Frankfurt, Germany.
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The Getty Foundation Receives Outstanding Leadership in Philanthropy Award

At the College Art Association (CAA) Conference in New York City this month, the Getty Foundation received CAA's second annual Outstanding Leadership in Philanthropy Award. CAA presents this award to a foundation or philanthropic organization that has established a record of exceptional generosity as well as civic and charitable responsibility. Joan Weinstein, acting director of the Foundation, accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation, which has awarded nearly 8,000 grants in over 180 countries since 1984.
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