October 22, 2014

J. Paul Getty Museum Appoints New Head of Administration

Former Manager, Special Projects for the Getty Villa, Robin Weissberger, returns to the Getty bringing more than 20 years of experience to the position

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LOS ANGELES—The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the appointment of Robin Weissberger as Head of Administration effective November 10, 2014. Ms. Weissberger brings to the Getty more than 20 years of senior management experience in finance, human resources, administrative operation and organizational systems.

Most recently, Ms. Weissberger was the Director of Operations for Capital Construction Development at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. There she led the effort to develop and implement construction project management policies and procedures, refine financial processes, and reorganize management functions. Prior to that she worked at the Getty Trust for more than nine years, planning and coordinating site operations from 2003 to 2006 for the reopening of the Getty Villa. During her first tenure at the Getty, Ms. Weissberger oversaw the relocation of 300 staff, vendors and equipment for the renovation of the Getty Villa, which re-opened in 2006, and implemented the Getty Villa’s operating budget and site-specific operating policies.

“I am pleased to welcome Robin back to the Getty as the Museum’s new Head of Administration,” said Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. “Her recent experience at the University of Southern California, coupled with her years at the Getty working so intimately on the re-opening of the Getty Villa, made her the ideal candidate for this position. I have no doubt that Robin will make a major contribution to the Museum’s senior management team and the efficient running of the Museum in its multifarious activities and programs.”

Ms. Weissberger graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, with a B.A. in Anthropology and earned an M.A. in Museology, Museum Management, from John F. Kennedy University. She is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Western Association of College and University Business Officers and Women in Management, University of Southern California.

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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.

The J. Paul Getty Museum collects in seven distinct areas, including Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and photographs gathered internationally. The Museum’s mission is to make the collection meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by presenting and interpreting the works of art through educational programs, special exhibitions, publications, conservation, and research.

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