March 14, 1993
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy will receive 27.3 acres of open space from the J. Paul Getty Trust on Wednesday. The dedication ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Crestwood Hills Park Clubhouse, 1000 Hanley Ave., Brentwood. The land grant was made possible by Crestwood Hills Assn., which bought the land, a wooded parcel in Kenter Canyon, from the Getty Trust and donated it to the conservancy for preservation and public recreational use.
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October 13, 2000
The J. Paul Getty Trust announced the appointment Thursday of Philip Nowlen, the longtime academic director of the Museum Management Institute, as head of the new Getty Leadership Institute. Since 1986, Nowlen had served as academic director of the Museum Management Institute, an intensive three-week executive program held at UC Berkeley. The program brings together senior executives from a range of museums to explore strategy and management.
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June 18, 1992
The J. Paul Getty Trust has awarded a $350,000 matching grant to the Los Angeles Public Library to replace books at two branch libraries destroyed in the riots. Arson at the John Muir Branch Library, 6001 S. Vermont Ave., and the Junipero Serra Branch Library, 4301 S. Figueroa St., destroyed more than $700,000 worth of books and other library materials, library officials said. The grant will be used by the library to purchase books and encourage further donations.
October 25, 2004 |
The J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the arts. The 13-member Getty board of trustees meets quarterly; trustees are unpaid. Among their duties: approving acquisitions of artworks costing more than $5 million. New trustees are nominated by a governance committee that includes board members Lloyd E. Cotsen, Ronald W. Burkle, Ramon C. Cortines, Agnes Gund and Blenda J. Wilson. The full board elects trustees.
February 13, 1998
Five Los Angeles-based visual artists and 10 local arts groups will share in $195,000 in fellowships and grants from the California Community Foundation's J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts. Winners of the visual arts fellowships, which carry a stipend of $15,000 each, are photographer Laura Aguilar, experimental film and video artist Juan Garza, and painters Barbara Carrasco, Roberto Gil Del Montes and Pattsi Valdez.
May 19, 2006 |
In a changing of the guard that leaves three seats open on the J. Paul Getty Trust's governing board, trustee Ron Burkle has resigned, trustee Lloyd Cotsen has retired and trustee Agnes Gund has been termed out. In a Getty statement disclosing the moves Thursday, billionaire investor Burkle cited an "increasingly complex schedule." Cotsen, an art collector and philanthropist who joined the board in 2002 and became vice chairman in September, gave no reason for his decision.
April 18, 2006 |
The Washington-based Council on Foundations, which put the J. Paul Getty Trust's membership on probation in December amid questions over finances and leadership, has restored the trust to full membership. Council President and Chief Executive Steve Gunderson cited "significant reforms" at the trust, where controversy flared last year over the spending habits of President Barry Munitz.
September 9, 1986 |
The J. Paul Getty Trust announced plans Monday for a massive yearlong study and restoration of a 3,200-year-old Egyptian tomb. The project, a joint operation of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization and the Getty Conservation Institute, will include a joint scientific study and conservation treatment of the badly deteriorated wall paintings in the tomb of Nefertari, a queen of Ramses II, in upper Egypt. The tomb is in the Valley of the Queens in West Thebes.