Purpose and Principles

The Collections department works to advance the conservation of movable cultural heritage, specifically objects and collections housed in museums, libraries and archives, historic buildings and sites, and other repositories. Consistent with the Getty Conservation Institute's mission, the core of the department's work lies in education, training, and information dissemination. The Collections department views education—whether in the classroom, in the field or, increasingly, online—as a critical element in advancing conservation practice internationally and in building the capacity of individuals and institutions responsible for collections. Read More


Upcoming Workshops and Events

Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces, Argentina
October 15—19, 2018
Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires

Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces, Brazil
October 22—26, 2018
Conservation Science Laboratory
Center for Conservation & Restoration of Cultural Properties
Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais


Page updated: July 2018