The museum is just one of seven offerings that the new Getty Center encompasses
Not just a museum
Getty's institutes cover education, conservation and research
December 16, 1997
Web posted at: 4:19 p.m. EST (2119 GMT)
From CNN Correspondent Jennifer Auther
LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- In all the excitement about the art and culture the Getty Center brings to Los Angeles, it's easy to miss that the museum is just one of seven offerings that the center encompasses.
Start with the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities. Its holdings include about 750,000 books and millions of photographs and archives to help visitors understand art within its historical and cultural context.
Then there's the Getty Conservation Institute, where scientists study the molecular structure of a damaged piece of art before an expert begins restoration.
"It's important because he has to tailor his cleaning method around the types of layers he encounters on an object of art," explained assistant scientist Herant Khanjaian.
At the Getty Information Institute, the arts and humanities become interactive with digital imaging and databases for art and other information. The Getty Education Institute for the Arts will work to enhance arts education for children.
The Getty Grant Program offers support for projects on art history, museum practice and art conservation.
And if that's not enough, there is the Getty Leadership Institute for Museum Management, which works to equip museum directors with business know-how for today's competitive times.
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