News from the Art and Academic Worlds

A major brush fire broke out in the early morning hours of October 28, 2019, and consumed over 600 acres to the north and west of the Getty Center. Photo courtesy the Getty Blog.

Why the Getty Center Is the Safest Place for Art During a Fire

Opened in 1997, the Getty Center is a marvel of anti-fire engineering. (Getty Blog)

Bristol University Appoints History of Slavery Professor

Professor Olivette Otele—who in 2018 became the UK’s first black female history professor—will take up the new role in January. (BBC)

Are You an Aspiring Arts Critic? The New York Times Is Launching a Paid Fellowship Program

The paper has launched a one-year fellowship “to help train the next generation of fine arts critics.” (artnet News)

Hampshire College Scraps Majors, Sets Sights on ‘Pressing Issues of Our Time’

The liberal arts college has announced a new curriculum model centered on issues like climate change, artificial intelligence, and social inequity. (Education Dive)

 

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