The theme for the 2012 Summer Research Academy is "Encounters in World Art History.
the International Consortium on Art History is organizing a summer research academy at the Getty Research Institute on the theme of Encounters. Getty funding will permit graduate students from regions where art history is an emerging discipline to attend the academy and engage in dialogue with colleagues in the consortium with the goal of forging long-term relationships that will facilitate greater integration of diverse perspectives within art history. The Academy is being organized by Todd Porterfield, Canada Research Chair, Université de Montréal, in collaboration with the staff of the Getty Research Institute and consortium faculty.
The Summer Research Academy (SRA) is hosted by the Getty Research Institute, organized by the International Consortium on Art History and the Chaire de Recherche du Canada en histoire de l'art de l' Université de Montréal, and funded in part by the Getty Foundation and the Getty Research Institute.
The Getty Research Institute's library and special collections as well as the collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum will be the major research resources. The SRA will introduce participants to the rich holdings and diverse expertise of the Getty and its staff as well as to the vibrant cultural milieu of the Los Angeles area.