Global Conference 2012

Speaker's Biography

James Cuno

President and CEO, J. Paul Getty Trust

James Cuno is president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. He has held teaching positions at Vassar College, UCLA, Dartmouth and Harvard. Cuno has served as director of UCLA's Grunwald Center of the Graphic Arts (1986-1989), Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art (1989-1991), Harvard University Art Museums (1991-2002); director and professor of the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London (2002-2004), and president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004-2011). He has lectured and written widely on museums and cultural and public policy. Since 2003, Cuno has published three books with Princeton University Press. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cuno took his bachelor's degree in history from Willamette University in 1973, a master's in art history from the University of Oregon in 1978, and master's and doctoral degrees in fine arts (history of art) from Harvard University in 1981 and 1985, respectively.

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