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Conservation & Preservation

Getty plans sweeping $100m initiative to promote the world’s cultural heritage

Projects will range from exhibitions about the classical world to conservation and excavations and a book about “heritage and mass atrocities”

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Acquisitions

Getty acquires archive of Betye Saar

Purchase is part of a new programme known as the African American Art History Initiative

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Exhibitions

A golden age in the Americas when even artists were 'spoils of war'

Indigenous peoples valued luxury objects more as tools of statecraft and for communicating with the divine than for their precious metals