Museum hosts Getty Institute director
Istanbul Modern hosts Gaehtgens, Director of the Getty Research.Istanbul Modern continues its lecture series that enables prominent museum professionals from the U.S. to meet with Istanbul audiences. As part of the project Prof. Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Director of the Getty Research Institute will be at the museum on Oct. 2. The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is dedicated to a global approach in art-historical research and scholarship. This mission is reflected in all GRI departments, programs, and initiatives, which work in unison to support and advance the “global turn” in art history.
The GRI’s acquisition policy seeks to establish connections between Western and non-Western artistic traditions. These collections in turn support the various GRI programs, such as the scholars program, where art historians from around the world conduct research while in residence at the GRI. These scholarly activities result in exhibitions, publications, and other research projects, making the localized resources available to a broader public. This lecture will illustrate the connections between and global orientation of the GRI’s collections, conservations projects, scholarly initiatives, exhibitions, and publications with one case study: the recently acquired archive of Harald Szeemann, one of the most influential curators of the 20th century.
“MUSEUMS TALK: FROM THE USA” proposes a new conversation platform where contemporary museology and museum experience in the broad sense are discussed. The evolution of museology and art institutions in the U.S. has deeply influenced current museum practices.