Hi, I'm Jim Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust (includes the Getty Museum in L.A.). Ask Me Anything!
EDIT: Thanks to everyone for the great questions today! I will take a look at the remaining unanswered questions and will try my best to answer them over the next few days.
Hi, this is Jim Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. I'm pleased to try and answer your questions about the Getty, its museums in Los Angeles, and the work we do around the world to preserve and advance the understanding of the world's cultural heritage. (The Getty comprises four Programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, Conservation Institute, Research Institute, and Foundation.)
I'm also happy to discuss the future of museums, especially encyclopedic museums. And of course there is the role advancing technology will continue to play in the research of art. I recently wrote an opinion for The Daily Dot on the value of working collaboratively in our increasingly connected world and the promise of digital technology to not only increase access to information but to change the very way we do research.
Then again, if we run out of things to talk about I'm very happy to talk about Boston Red Sox, my baseball team. It turns out that I arrived back in Los Angeles to find myself surrounded by former Sox players not playing for the Dodgers and the Angels. Seems the best of both worlds to me.
I'll be here from 9:30 to 11:30a.m. today, and look forward to your questions. For more information about the Getty and its programs, visit www.getty.edu. This AMA is also featured on The Iris,the Getty's blog.