April 14, 2014

Getty Provides Support For “Culture At Risk” Series On PBS Newshour

Series launches Tuesday, April 15, with report on development in Myanmar

Melissa Abraham 
Getty Communications 
(310) 440-6861

Los Angeles – The J. Paul Getty Trust is supporting a series on PBS NewsHour that will highlight visual arts and cultural heritage at risk across the world.

“Culture at Risk” will explore threats to cultural heritage including war, natural disasters, and other factors. The series will connect news developments involving art and culture, examining the intersection of public policy and the arts, as well as decision-making around preservation and payment for the arts. Each installment will be led and reported by Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture & Society, Jeffrey Brown.

“The Getty is pleased to support ‘Culture at Risk,’ which will help educate and engage viewers about the ongoing threats to the world’s artistic legacy, as well as strategies for its conservation,” said James Cuno, Getty President and CEO.

The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy. Through the work of its programs — Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Foundation, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Getty Research Institute — it pursues its mission throughout the world. The first segment of “Culture at Risk” will air tomorrow night on PBS News Hour, focusing on the impact of development on Myanmar’s architectural and archaeological heritage.
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The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.

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