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Readers who wish to visit the Getty Museums must reserve free timed-entry tickets. Your Reader badge will not give you on-site access.
Free images for downloading without restriction.
Access to complete digital copies of art history texts, rare books, and related literature.
Detailed guides to the contents of selected archival collections.
Overviews of Research Institute collections and specialized areas of research.
Over 100,000 abstracts related to the preservation and conservation of cultural heritage material.
High-resolution images and scans of books and archival papers, available through the Library Catalog.
A-Z list of subscription and Getty proprietary databases.
Databases of archival documents, sales catalogs, and public collections.
An inventory of nearly two million study photographs of art and architecture.
European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007.
Multiple Getty resources, including images from the Open Content Program, accessible through one search tool.
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)® 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)® 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.