Conservation image Maya Initiative (1999–2009)
A project of the Getty Conservation Institute

The main objective of the condition survey was to create base documentation of the Stairway's condition by graphically recording the types, extent, and location of deterioration. The condition survey was to be used as a diagnostic tool, together with other types of investigation (environmental monitoring, scientific studies, archival research, etc.), and as accurate baseline data for future monitoring of the Stairway's condition and for the planning and recording of future conservation interventions.