Free Online Access to 250 Publications at the Getty

9/3/14 - Internet - Recently, the Metropolitan Museum offered its out of print publications free of charge for downloading (see news item of 11/10/12). Now, the Getty is doing the same with its publications, also at no cost, whether out of print or still available on paper [1]. For the moment, there are 250 works published by the Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute and the Getty Research Institute accessible to internet users. Others will be added progressively to the list.

Among the works being offered, readers will find exhibition catalogues (Rubens and Brueghel : a Working Friendship, Oudry’s Painted Menagerie : Portraits of Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century France, Painting on Light : Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Dürer and Holbein, etc.), museum catalogues (Italian and Spanish Sculpture : Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection, French Tapestries and Textiles in the J. Paul Getty Museum, European Drawings 1, 2, 3 and 4, etc.), in-depth studies of certain works in the museum, colloquium proceedings, essays and issues of the J. Paul Getty Museum Journal since the first in 1974 until n° 24 in 1996, works on conservation... Everything is downloadable in PDF.

We would like to point out that the Los Angeles Museum of Art also posted certain works, on the same principle, (but the list is much shorter). As for the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the public can now consult some of its exhibition catalogues online but the system uses Flash software which is not very user friendly and does not allow downloading.

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Didier Rykner, dimanche 9 mars 2014


[1] This information was posted by Bendor Grosvenor on his blog where we read it for the first time.

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