2011 ICOMOS General Assembly, Paris
Connecting Professionals/Sharing Expertise provides funding by invitation only to professional organizations that serve museums and the disciplines of art history and conservation. These grants have primarily focused on supporting the attendance of colleagues from countries with emerging economies at large-scale international forums for professional exchange. As a result of the grants, professionals from countries that are often underrepresented have the opportunity to connect with international experts working in their fields, enhance their practical and theoretical knowledge, and take back lessons learned to share with their local communities. Examples of organizations that have received funding include the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the College Art Association (CAA), and the Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art (CIHA). To date, Getty support in this area has benefited individuals from more than 130 countries around the world.

Top image: 2011 ICOMOS General Assembly meeting in Paris. Photo: Adrien Lhommedieu - ICOMOS France