I have a work of art that needs conservation/restoration. Do you provide private conservation services?
The Getty Conservation Institute does not provide conservation services for private clients. If you require conservation assistance, the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) provides a free, searchable directory of private conservators, arranged by specialty (paintings, sculpture, paper, etc.) and geographic location.

Can you tell me the value of a work of art I own?
The Getty Conservation Institute does not provide or recommend appraisal services. The Getty Research Institute offers an online guide to resources for appraisals, including auction records and how to find an appraiser.

How do I apply for a job?
Information on available opportunities at the Getty Conservation Institute and the other programs of the Getty Trust is available on the Getty website. Browse current job openings and apply online. Please note we do not accept or review application materials received via email, fax, or postal service.

How do I apply for an internship, fellowship, or research grant?
Information on conservation-related internships, fellowships, and residential scholar opportunities can be found on the Getty Conservation Institute's website. For information on how to apply, visit the Getty Foundation website.

How do I become a conservator? Does the Getty Conservation Institute offer a graduate degree in conservation?
The AIC's guide to conservation education and training provides information on how to become a conservator and includes links to graduate degree programs in the United States and Canada. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), through a cooperative effort with the Getty Conservation Institute, offers a three-year master's degree program in Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials. The program is administered through UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

ICCROM's Training Directory is also a resource for locating both degree and non-degree courses in conservation and related fields internationally.

I have a conservation-related question not answered here. How can I get assistance?
For assistance with a conservation-related research question, please contact the GCI Information Center. For up-to-date information on our activities, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and subscribe to our free Bulletin and Newsletter.

Last updated: September 2015