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The collections available for study in the J. Paul Getty Trust Institutional Archives document the Getty's activities as an international cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. They feature selected institutional records created by past and current administrative and programmatic units of the Trust, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Conservation Institute, the Education Institute, the Information Institute, the Leadership Institute, the Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation.

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The collections also include documentation related to building the Getty Center and the Villa Museum, information about exhibitions, and audio-video recordings of Getty-sponsored educational programs such as symposia, conferences, and lectures.

Primo Search provides access to all available materials in the institutional archives. Archives Finding Aids offer organizational histories and comprehensive inventories.

To use Institutional Archives holdings, please contact the GRI. Researchers who qualify as stack readers may consult institutional archives collections in the special collections reading room. Requests to use institutional archives collections must be made two weeks in advance.