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Getty Foundation gives $1.95 million to support CGU’s Getty Leadership Institute
succeed Phil Nowlen, who is retiring at the end of the guished track record and forge new directions in the
he Getty Foundation in Los Ange- year. Mr. Nowlen has led the GLI since 2000, advanc- future.”
les has announced a 3-year, $1.95 ing to the position after 14 years as academic director GLI programs provide opportunities for museum
million grant to Claremont Gradu- of the Getty’s Museum Management Institute (MMI). professionals, board members, academics, philanthro-
The Museum Leadership Institute (MLI) and other pists and public officials to come together to question,
ate University (CGU) for continued sup- GLI programs for 2013 will be suspended while a learn and plan. For more than 30 years, these opportu-
port of the Getty Leadership Institute new strategic plan is developed and launched. During nities inspired new directions for diverse cultural or-
(GLI), which offers professional develop- that time, additional work will focus on the develop- ganizations.
ment of new programs, webinars and online course- More than 1100 museum professionals from the
ment for current and future museum lead- work, and the creation of a distinguished speakers’ United States and 30-plus countries have attended
ers, according to a press releases series on museum leadership. MLI and are currently responsible for setting the di-
submitted by Rod Leveque of CGU. “The Getty Foundation is pleased to provide this rections at a diverse collection of cultural organiza-
The grant will support the continued operation of renewed support to CGU for the GLI. It is a crucial tions across the globe, according to the release.
the institute at CGU through 2015. It will also aid a moment in the institute’s history as it undergoes its The GLI moved from the Getty Center in Los An-
re-envisioning of the institute’s programs, curriculum, own leadership transition and seeks new opportunities geles to partner with CGU because of shared values,
and staff support designed to ensure that GLI at CGU to meet the needs of the field going forward,” said geographic proximity to the Getty and for the quality
remains at the forefront of developing innovative Deborah Marrow, director of the Getty Foundation. “I of faculty and programs in the fields of arts and man-
leadership programs for art museum professionals. congratulate Phil Nowlen and everyone who has agement at CGU.
The goals for this new era of the GLI at CGU will worked with him to achieve the many accomplish-
include the selection of a new executive director to ments of the GLI over the past years. I look forward
to the ways in which CGU will build on this distin-