The GCI announces its winter 2006 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 evenings at 7:00 p.m. 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.
Preservation Strategies in a World of Access
January 24, 2006
The photographic collections, prints, and negatives held in the museums, libraries, and archives of the City of Paris are among the most diverse and prestigious in the world. Anne Cartier-Bresson, director of the Atelier for the Restoration and Conservation of Photographs of the City of Paris, will describe the challenge of enhancing and preserving the city's photographic heritage, while undertaking initiatives to make these collections accessible to a broad and enthusiastic public.
The National Archives: Preserving America's History
February 16, 2006
Doris A. Hamburg, director of preservation programs at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), will relate the fascinating story of NARA's recent monumental and complex project to conserve the nation's cherished charters of freedom—the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights—as well as its efforts to renovate the historic National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., and the William Faulkner murals in the National Archives rotunda.
Science and Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Michelangelo to Bonampak or Lapis Lazuli to Maya Blue
March 16, 2006
Drawing on his experience with the conservation of Michelangelo's Last Judgment fresco in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, as well as his study of the intriguing ancient pigment Maya blue, Giacomo Chiari, chief scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, will discuss how conservation science utilizes a variety of scientific disciplines to help preserve cultural heritage resources.