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The State of Conservation Science

John Donohoe, head of engineering and maintenance at the Getty Center, and Cecily Grzywacz, a GCI scientist, placing samplers in the J. Paul Getty Museum's fan system in order to determine the levels of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the air delivered to the galleries. By developing ways to mitigate the impact of the environment on objects in collections, conservation science seeks to reduce the potential for damage to these objects. Photo: Dennis Keeley.