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Open Content Program
Free images for downloading without restriction.
Getty Research Portal™
Access to complete digital copies of art history texts, rare books, and related literature.
Collection Inventories and Finding Aids
Detailed guides to the contents of selected archival collections.
Research Guides and Bibliographies
Overviews of Research Institute collections and specialized areas of research.
Abstracts of International Conservation Literature (AATA)
Over 100,000 abstracts related to the preservation and conservation of cultural heritage material.








Digital Collections
High-resolution images and scans of books and archival papers.
Article and Research Databases
On-site access to hundreds of specialized subscription databases.
Collecting and Provenance Research
Databases of archival documents, sales catalogs, and public collections.
Photo Archive
An inventory of nearly two million study photographs of art and architecture.
BHA and RILA
European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007.
Getty Search Gateway
Multiple Getty resources, including images from the Open Content Program, accessible through one search tool.

Getty Vocabularies


The Getty vocabularies contain structured terminology for fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and other material culture.

The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)

The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)®

London or Londinium? TGN contains names, variant names, and hierarchical context for current and historical cities, towns, nations, empires, physical features, and archaeological sites.
The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)®

Catherine wheel or rose window? AAT contains terms, synonyms, definitions, and relationships for objects, styles, materials, and other topics related to art, architecture, and other material culture.
The Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)

The Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)®

Titian or Tiziano Vecellio? ULAN contains names, variant names, and biographical information for artists, architects, studios, firms, and repositories of art.
Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)

Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)®

Mona Lisa or La Gioconda? CONA, a new vocabulary now accepting contributions, includes titles, attributions, and other information for art and architecture.

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