The GCI announces its fall 2004 schedule for "Conservation Matters: Lectures at the Getty"—a public series examining a broad range of conservation issues from around the world. Lectures are held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. Events are free, but reservations are required. To make a reservation, visit the Getty Web site. Reservations can also be made by calling (310) 440-7300.

From Revolution to Resurrection: Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools
October 7, 2004

Author and architect John Loomis will speak about the Escuelas Nacionales de Arte—an outstanding architectural achievement of the Cuban Revolution. He will provide an overview of the creation of these remarkable architectural works and will examine how, after decades of neglect, the Cuban government is now committed to their preservation.

The Restoration of the French Republic's Buildings in Rome
November 11, 2004

Didier Repellin, chief architect and inspector-general of historic monuments in France, will detail the restoration challenges of buildings in Rome owned or leased by French institutions, including the Palazzo Farnese (currently the French Embassy) and the Villa Medici.