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Cataloguing of Museum Collections and Conservation of Works of Art in Museum Collections

Following a recent strategic planning process and in anticipation of our 25th- year anniversary in 2009, the Getty Foundation has revised its funding priorities and strategies in the area of museum cataloguing and the conservation of works of art.

Our general approach is to shift resources from our ongoing grant categories to more targeted special initiatives focused on a specific issue or region, and carried out in collaboration with the other Getty programs—the Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, and Getty Conservation Institute.

We have recently launched a new Special Initiative designed to help museums rethink scholarly collection catalogues in an online environment, and information on this new effort will be available on our redesigned website later this year.

With regard to our support for museum print catalogues and the conservation of works of art, we are currently working to redefine the programs that we will offer in these areas. At this time we are not accepting inquiries in these areas, and ask that you check back on our website in early 2009 for news and developments.


Please note that Museum Interpretation Grants are no longer being offered. For information on this and other changes in the Foundation's funding priorities, see Message from the Director.



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