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Special Academy Meeting at the Getty Center

The Getty Center: Research, Conservation and Collections
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
March 3, 2012

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PRESENTERS:

James Cuno is President and Chief Executive Officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Before joining the Getty, he served as President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to directing the Art Institute of Chicago, he was Director and Professor of the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London; Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard University Art Museums and Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University; Director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College; and Director of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written extensively on French caricature, contemporary American art, and on the role of art museums in contemporary American cultural policy. His publications include Museums Matter: In Praise of the Encyclopedic Museum (2011). He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001. Video (20 mins)
Thomas W. Gaehtgens is Director of the Getty Research Institute. Previously, he was Director of the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte/Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art in Paris, an institution he founded in 1997, and Professor in the Department of Art History at the Free University of Berlin. He is an art historian of eighteenth- and twentieth-century German and French art as well as broader fields of art and intellectual history. He organized the XXVIIIth International Congress of Art History in Berlin in 1992 and served as President of the Comité International d’histoire de l’art from 1992 to 1996. For his accomplishments and contributions to art history, he has received numerous awards and honors, including an honorary doctorate from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2004, the Grand Prix de l’Académie Française pour la Francophonie in 2009, and an honorary doctorate from the Paris-Sorbonne in 2011. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. Video (30 mins)

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