Library Catalog

The Research Library at the Getty Research Institute will attempt to help you answer your arts-related question or refer you to a more suitable resource. The Getty cannot provide appraisal or authentication services for works of art. After you have filled out the required fields below and submitted your question, a reference librarian will review it and reply within one month's time. Requests for appointments to use Provenance Research resources will receive priority service.

If you are unable to submit an email request, mail or fax your order to:

Attn: Provenance Research Requests
Research Library
The Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100

Phone: (310) 440-7390
Fax: (310) 440-7780

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
* Last Name:
* First Name:
* E-Mail:
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* Address:
* City:
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* Are you affiliated with a university, museum, or other institution?:  Yes    No
If yes, please provide the name of the institution and your position:
* Scheduling an appointment to consult the Research Library's resources on the history of collecting?:  Yes    No
If yes, please provide the date(s) of your desired appointment:
* To help us answer your question, please indicate the purpose of your request:  Museum curatorial research.
 Research for an article, book, exhibition, or sale catalog.
 Research for a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation.
 Research for an undergraduate paper.
 Homework assignment or class project. Grade level:

* Please enter your specific question, or list the resources on the history of collecting you intend to consult at the Research Library.
* Have you checked any resources on this subject prior to sending this email?:  Yes    No
If yes, please list resources you have checked so far, for example, books, databases, websites, and library catalogs (including the Research Library's).