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  Museum Leadership Institute 2009 Participants. Clockwise from left, Jane Milosch, Beverly Robertson, and Sheena Wagstaff. Image by Bart Bartholomew Museum Leadership Institute 2009 Participants. Clockwise from left, Jane Milosch, Beverly Robertson, and Sheena Wagstaff. Image by Bart Bartholomew

Getty Leadership Institute moves to Claremont Graduate University

Early this month, with the support of a major Getty grant, the Getty Leadership Institute (GLI) moved from the Getty Center to Claremont Graduate University (CGU). At CGU it will be an independent institute affiliated with the School of Arts and Humanities, the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, and the new arts management program. Long known as a leading source of professional development for museum leaders, the Getty Leadership Institute will be able to develop new, interdisciplinary programs at CGU that address emerging issues within the nonprofit field.

GLI is best known for its flagship program, the Museum Leadership Institute, an intensive three-week residential program designed both to enhance the leadership skills of experienced museum executives and to strengthen their institutions' capabilities. The 2010 Museum Leadership Institute will be held at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California from July 10 to 29. The deadline for applications is February 1.

Read the full press release and learn more about the GLI and its programs, including the Museum Leadership Institute.
  Dehumidification at Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina Dehumidification at Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina

Fund for New Orleans update

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Getty Foundation launched the Fund for New Orleans to assist visual arts organizations in recovering from the impact of the storm and floods. Grants supported organizational transition planning and conservation of collections and historic buildings. The largest grant, managed by the Contemporary Arts Center, supported a project that outlined strategies for strengthening the cultural environment through partnerships and shared resources. The project ultimately led to the creation of the New Orleans Cultural Coalition—a collaboration of seven organizations that came together to analyze the city's past and present arts audiences as they developed new post-Katrina programming and business plans.

Additionally, a recently completed grant to the Southern University at New Orleans supported the conservation of its African art collection, which had spent more than four weeks submerged under flood waters. Under a conservator's care and incorporating hands-on student training, the objects were documented, cleaned, and prepared for further treatment. Because of their efforts, the rescued collection was able to return to display ahead of schedule.

Learn more about the Fund for New Orleans initiative.

C O N S E R V A T I O N

  Workshop participants in a conservation training program organized by the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property and École du Patrimoine Africain Workshop participants in a conservation training program organized by the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property and École du Patrimoine Africain

Grants in Africa support professional development

Four recent grants—to the British Museum, the École du Patrimoine Africain, the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa, and the International Council of African Museums—continue the Foundation's work to strengthen key museums and heritage organizations and support conservation professionals across the African continent.

Training African museum professionals has been a consistent focus of the Foundation since 1986, when we supported a yearlong course in preventative conservation organized by the International Centre for Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome. Building on the success of this program, we subsequently funded additional programs throughout Africa utilizing the skills of course graduates. To date, more than 400 museum professionals from 40 nations have completed training.

Learn more about the organizations we support in Africa.
  Frank Lloyd Wright, Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, Florida Southern College Frank Lloyd Wright, Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, Florida Southern College

Campus Heritage Web site

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) has launched a Web site to disseminate the results of the Getty Foundation's six-year Campus Heritage Initiative. Begun in 2002, the initiative was designed to assist colleges and universities around the United States in managing and preserving the integrity of their significant historic buildings, sites, and landscapes. In addition to bringing together preservation reports from grantees, SCUP will continue to develop the site by incorporating links to literature and preservation guidelines, including a section dedicated to lessons learned from the initiative. Making the most of social networking tools, SCUP intends to improve the quality of information available to campus planners and to encourage continued collaboration between colleges and the preservation community. Over the duration of the initiative, more than $13.5 million was awarded in grant funds to 86 college and university campuses nationwide.

Explore the site and see previous years' grant recipients.

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