The Getty Conservation Institute is pleased to announce the fall schedule for "Issues in Conservation"—a public lecture series examining a broad range of conservation issues from around the world.

Lectures are held monthly on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. Events are free, but reservations are required. To make a reservation or for further information, visit the Getty Web site. Reservations can also be made by calling 310 440-7300.

Finding the Right Path: Conserving Botticelli's The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child
September 19, 2002

Michael Gallagher, keeper of conservation at the National Galleries of Scotland, will discuss the conservation of this recently acquired painting and the new information that came to light during its cleaning.

The Restorer's Work: Thoughts about the Art and Science of Paintings Conservation
October 10, 2002

Mark Leonard, head of paintings conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum, will explore the tendency of paintings to reveal their secrets during conservation treatment. He will illustrate this phenomenon by discussing recent painting treatments of works by Orazio Gentileschi and Jean-Baptiste Greuze, which will be on view this fall in two Getty Museum exhibitions.

Molding Minaret Makers in San`a'
November 21, 2002

Trevor Marchand, lecturer in the Department of Anthropology of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, will discuss the integral role of the apprenticeship process in the preservation of the historic architecture of San`a', Yemen—one of the oldest cities on the Arabian Peninsula and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.