Our Mission


The J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy.

Through the collective and individual work of its constituent programs—the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute—the Getty pursues its mission in Los Angeles and throughout the world, serving both the general interested public and a wide range of professional communities in order to promote a vital civil society through an understanding of the visual arts.

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Who We Are

The Getty's four programs offer unparalleled resources, commitment, and expertise across research, conservation, education, and digital innovation.

The Getty Conservation Institute
The Getty Foundation
The J. Paul Getty Museum
The Getty Research Institute

What We Do

Through ambitious projects in Los Angeles and around the world—including conservation work, publications, exhibitions, grant initiatives, and training programs—we work to make a lasting difference in art history and conservation practice, and to promote knowledge and appreciation of art.

Visit Us

Nearly 2 million visitors each year enjoy art, architecture, and gardens at our two locations in Los Angeles, the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.

Connect with Us

Stay in touch, participate in our work, and connect with our collections, staff, and visitors.