The Getty vocabularies grow in large part through continued efforts and contributions from the expert user community. Below is a list of contributors to the Getty vocabularies. The list is extensible and subject to frequent updates.

Brief Name Full Name
A
AS-Academia Sinica Academia Sinica (Academia Sinica; Nankang, Taiwan)
TELDAP-now AS Academia Sinica as Taiwan E-Learning & Digital Archives Program (Nankang, Taiwan)
AAM Ackland Art Museum (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
AKAG Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York)
AC Allegheny College (Allegheny, Pennsylvania)
AAC American Art Collaborative (United States)
ADA-Yale American Decorative Arts, Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)
AIA American Institute of Architects (Washington, DC)
AMSA American Society of Appraisers (Herndon, Virginia)
AWM Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
A&AAL-UO Architecture and Allied Arts Library and Digital Scholarship Center, University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon)
AVRL-UCBerkeley Architecture Visual Resources Library (University of California, Berkeley)
UOM Architecture/Fine Arts Library, University of Manitoba (Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada)
AAA-Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC)
AALStanford Art & Architecture Library, Stanford (Stanford, CA)
UTA Art and Art History Department, University of Texas at Austin
SmithColl Art Department Imaging Center, Smith College (Northampton, Massachustts)
AIC Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
ART500 art500 (art500.com)
ARTstor ARTstor (New York, New York)
AsiaArt Asia Art Archive (Sheung Wan, Hong Kong)
AuckMu Auckland Museum (Auckland, New Zealand)
ANC Autry National Center (Los Angeles, California)
AVERY Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Columbia University (New York, New York)

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B
BGC Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture (New York, New York)
BHA Bibliography of the History of Art / Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
Bib-Uffizi Biblioteca degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy)
BSZ Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Wuerttemberg (Stuttgart, Germany)
BAFM Bildarchiv Foto Marburg (Marburg, Germany)
BHSU Black Hills State University (Spearfish, South Dakota)
BPL Boston Public Library (Boston, Massachusetts)
BSR British School at Rome (Rome, Italy)
BMC Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania)
BU Bucknell University (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania)
BWR Built Works Registry (New York, New York)
BVRL-UNM Bunting Visual Resources Library, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

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C
CCA Canadian Centre for Architecture / Centre Canadien d'Architecture (Montreal, Canada)
CHIN Canadian Heritage Information Network (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)
CD Carlo Dumontet (independent scholar, London)
CarnegieArt Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
CLVR Carpenter Library and Visual Resources Center, Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania)
UCSC Catholic University of Milan/Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)
CAA-AIIS Center for Art & Archaeology (CAA) Archives, American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) (New Delhi, India)
MAVCOR-Yale Center for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion at Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)
CDBP-DIBAM Centro de Documentación de Bienes Patrimoniales (Dirección de Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos; Santiago, Chile)
CLWC Chapin Library, Williams College (Williamstown, Massachusetts)
CMA Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, Ohio)
COBE College of Built Environments, University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)
USF College of Visual and Performing Arts, University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida)
CL-Courtauld Conway Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, Somerset House (London, England)

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D
DM Daisy Morant (independent contributor)
DAROS Daros Latinamerica AG (Zurich, Switzerland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
DAM Denver Art Museum (Denver, Colorado)
gencat Departament de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicació, Generalitat de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
DHA-UCBerkeley Department of the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, California)
UWO Department of Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada)
DiFaB DiFaB Project, Institute of Art History of the University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
VADAR Digital Asset Management, Victoria and Albert Museum (London, England)
DA-UC Digital Assets, Merced Library, University of California (Merced, California)
DCLUMN Digital Content Library, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
ICH Documentation Center, Iranian Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (Iran)
Drexel Drexel University Libraries (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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E
EEP-Bodleian Electronic Enlightenment Project - Bodleian Library (Oxford, England)
EH English Heritage (Swindon, England)

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F
UOU Fine Arts & Architecture Library, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)
FAC-LutherColl Fine Arts Collection, Luther College (Decorah, Iowa)
FNBA Finnish National Board of Antiquities (Helsinki, Finland)
FSL Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC)
FDA Foundation for Documents of Architecture (Washington, DC)
FRANKG Franklin Gallery
FRICK Frick Art Reference Library (New York, New York)

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G
Gallery Systems Gallery Systems (New York, New York)
GDG GDG Exhibits Trust (Washington, DC)
Georg-August Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Göttingen, Germany)
GWU George Washington University (Washington, DC)
GOM Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, formerly Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center (Sante Fe, New Mexico)
GCI Getty Conservation Institute, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
GCT Getty Conservation Thesaurus (Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California)
ITS Getty Information Technology Services, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
PROV Getty Provenance Index, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
GRICP Getty Research Institute, Conservation and Preservation, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
GRI-DRM Getty Research Institute, Digital Resource Management, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
GRIGCC Getty Research Institute, General Collections Cataloging, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
GRL Getty Research Institute, Research Library catalog records, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
GRLCD Getty Research Institute, Research Library Collection Development, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
GRLPSC Getty Research Institute, Research Library Photo Study Collection, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
GRL-Archives Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Institutional Archives, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
GRL-TS Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Technical Services, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
GRISC Getty Research Institute, Special Collections Cataloging, The Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)
VP Getty Vocabulary Program
VP-adjunct Getty Vocabulary Program, adjunct editor
VP-intern Getty Vocabulary Program, intern editor
Grove Art Grove Art artists database, Oxford University Press (New York, New York)

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H
HRC Harry Ransom Center (Austin, Texas)
HUA Harvard University Archives (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Africamap Harvard University, Africamap Project (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
VRC-IU Henry R. Hope School of Fine Arts Visual Resources Center, Indiana University ( Bloomington, Indiana)
HNE Historic New England (Boston, Massachusetts)
HNOC Historic New Orleans Collection (New Orleans, Lousiana)

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Brief Name Full Name
I
IWM Imperial War Museum (London, England)
IND Independent Scholar
IHS Indian Health Service (Rockville, Maryland)
ILSP-CHCM Institute for Language and Speech Processing / R.C. Athena / Corgialenios Historical and Cultural Museum (Athens, Greece)
Cantor Arts Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University (Stanford, California)
ICCD Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione (Rome, Italy)

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J
JPGM J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu, California)
JAHL Jean & Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee)
JHU Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland)
JLMM Judah L. Magnes Museum (Berkeley, California)

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K
KSLIS Kent State University, School of Library and Information Science (Kent, Ohio)
KMKG-MRAH Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis - Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (Brussels, Belgium)

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L
INHA l'Institut national d'histoire de l'art (Paris, France)
LML Lane Medical Library, Stanford University (Stanford, California)
SMITHSB Library and Archives Systems Support Branch, Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC)
LISUL Library and Information Science program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, Illinois)
DLI Library Image Collection (DLI), National Gallery of Art
Ligatus Ligatus, University of the Arts, London (London, England)
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, California)

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M
MAM Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
MIA Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
MHS Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minnesota)
MTB Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Spain)
MASP Museu de Arte de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil)
MEB Museu Etnològic de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
MNAC Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
MFAH Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, Texas)
MNM-TePapa Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, New Zealand)
MoMA Museum of Modern Art (New York, New York)
MYSTIC Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea (Mystic, Connecticut)

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N
NCAD National College of Art and Design (Dublin, Ireland)
NGA National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC)
NGA-Aus National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australia)
VP-NGA-NIMA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Washington, DC)
NHMS National Historical Museums of Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden)
NIRP National Inventory Research Project (University of Glasgow, Scotland)
NLS National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland)
NMAfA National Museum of African Art Library (Washington, DC)
NMWA National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC)
NatTrust National Trust (Swindon, England)
RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD, Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie; The Hague, Netherlands)
NYU New York University (New York, New York)
NCS North Carolina State University Libraries (Raleigh, North Carolina)
NorUL Northwestern University Library (Evanston, Illinois)
NRW Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste Universität Bonn Institut für Archäologie und Kulturanthropologie Abteilung für Altamerikanistik (Bonn, Germany)

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O
Belvedere Österreichische Galerie Belvedere (Vienna, Austria)
OSU Ohio State University, Historic Costume & Textiles Collection (Columbus, Ohio)
ORL Otto G. Richter Library (Coral Gables, Florida)

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P
PA-Portal Persian Art and Architecture Portal (Iran)
PMA Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
PESP Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil)
PUC Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago, Chile)
PAM Portland Art Museum (Portland, Oregon)
PHM Powerhouse Museum (Sydney, Australia)
PHS Presbyterian Historical Society (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
PSA Princeton University School of Architecture (Princeton, New Jersey)

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Q
Queens Queens Borough Public Library (Jamaica, New York)

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R
RILM Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (New York, New York)
Records-V&A Records - Victoria and Albert Museum (London, England)
Regis Regis University (Denver, Colorado)
Rijksmuseum Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
RKD, AAT-Ned RKD (Netherlands Institute for Art History; The Hague, The Netherlands). Dutch AAT translation by Bureau AAT
Rotch-MIT Rotch Library of Architecture & Planning, MIT (Cambridge, Massachustts)
RCL Russian Collections, Ltd. (Columbus, Ohio)

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S
SDMM San Diego Museum of Man (San Diego, California)
UOI School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
SAM Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, Washington)
NPG Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC)
SCA Society for Contemporary Arts (Czech Republic)
SAH Archipedia Society of Architectural Historians Archipedia (Chicago, Illinois)
SCM St. Catharines Museum (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)
SPB Arts St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture (St. Petersburg, Russia)
IfM-SMB-PK Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin, Germany)
Suzzallo-UW Suzzallo Library, University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)
SIK-ISEA Swiss Institute for Art Research (Zurich, Switzerland) [Angelica Tschachtli at GRI, also for SARI)
SUL Syracuse University Library (Syracuse, New York)

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T
BURLMAG The Burlington Magazine (London, England)
TRICOL Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut)

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U
UCR/CMP UCR/California Museum of Photography (Riverside, California)
USHMM United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC)
IUAV Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice (Venice, Italy)
UALCAM University of Alberta, Cameron Library (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
UNMA University of Massachusetts, Amherst
UMMA University of Michigan Museum of Art (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

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V
VUW Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand)
I Tatti Villa I Tatti - Biblioteca Berenson (Florence, Italy)
VCU Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia)
VRC-UTA Visual Resources Collection of the Art and Art History Department, University of Texas at Austin
UDelaware Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art History, University of Delaware (Newark, Delaware)
VP-emeritus Vocabulary Program-emeritus
VRA Standards VRA Data Standards Committee

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Brief Name Full Name
W
Du Bois W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, Massachusetts)
WRAP Web Resources for Art in Public
WHS Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)
WPR Wisconsin Public Radio (Madison, Wisconsin)
WL-Courtauld Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art (London, England)
WordImage-V&A Word & Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum (London, England)

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Y
YCBA Yale Center for British Art (New Haven, Connecticut)

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updated 7 June 2018