New from the Getty Research Institute

Galalith: Alchemy in the Age of Plastic

Galalith: Alchemy in the Age of Plastic

The synthetic plastic galalith became a common material for the construction of everyday items in the early 1900s, from buttons to costume jewelry.

Metadata Specialists Share Their Challenges, Defeats, and Triumphs

Metadata Specialists Share Their Challenges, Defeats, and Triumphs

Getty colleagues give first-hand accounts of how they use metadata to structure, categorize, and digitize collection material.

Processing the Knoedler Archive

Processing the Knoedler Archive

It took a team of eighteen people three and a half years to organize, rehouse, and catalogue the 3,000 linear feet of material in the M. Knoedler & Co. Archive.

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