Getty Search Gateway

‘The Getty Search Gateway allows users to search across several of the Getty repositories, including collections databases, library catalogs, collection inventories, and archival finding aids. This tool is designed to help researchers, scholars, and educators discover the variety of resources available across the Getty's collections, which include collections in each the four programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute. Users can use the tool to browse collections broadly, by type of resource (i.e., paintings, books, archives), or to search directly for assets related to very specific subjects—historical periods, artists, object types, etc.

While users can search some of these collections individually through an online search engine associated with the specific repository, Getty Search Gateway brings records from several of these databases together under one umbrella. Most of these repositories are not searchable through the Getty website's search tool, and some are only searchable here through Getty Search Gateway. In June 2014, Getty Search Gateway searched the following collections:

  • J. Paul Getty Museum Collection Database
  • Getty Research Institute Research Library Catalogue
  • Getty Research Institute Collections Inventories and Finding Aids
  • Getty Research Institute Digital Collections

Both basic and advanced search are available. The collections can also be browsed according to source, type, or theme (under ‘Highlights of Getty Resources’). In June 2014 almost 88.000 images were available. Images can be downloaded in JPEG format, and are accompanied by a record with detailed information.

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Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 12:28pm
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