The results of the project are disseminated through papers, articles in scholarly journals, online publications, and workshops.
Evaluation of Lime-Based Hydraulic Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces
Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces
(May 2009, November 2009, June 2010)
The Getty Conservation Institute hosted two-day workshops on injection grouts for the conservation of architectural surfaces. The workshops provided an overview of the characteristics, properties, and uses of injection grouts for the conservation of architectural surfaces, including plasters, wall paintings, and mosaics focusing on desirable properties and parameters for their use in conservation.
Topics covered included:
- basic components of grouts
- laboratory testing
- selection of grouts
- practical application of tests in the field
Lectures and laboratory components, including demonstrations and practical exercises, were led by scientists and conservators associated with the GCI Grouts Research and Evaluation Project: Beril Bicer-Simsir, GCI assistant scientist; David Carson, GCI laboratory manager; and Leslie Rainer, conservator and GCI senior project specialist.
|Participants carry out field test exercise during APT workshop in November 2009. Photo: Elise Yakuboff|
Last updated: September 2013