Rock Art Today
Rock art is a major part of our cultural heritage. It is certainly the most ancient and perhaps the most vulnerable. How can we best preserve the millions of images on rocks throughout the world, which constitute a kind of gigantic museum collection exposed to the depredations of nature and human activity?
Preserving a Worldwide Heritage: A Discussion about Rock Art Conservation
J. Claire Dean, an archaeological conservator in private practice; Josephine Flood, former director of the Aboriginal Environment section of the Australian Heritage Commission;
and Jo Anne Van Tilburg, director of the Rock Art Archive at UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, talk with Neville Agnew and Jeffrey Levin of the Getty Conservation Institute.
U.S. Rock Art in the Twenty-first Century: Problems and Prospects
The last two decades have witnessed a dramatic change in the status of North American rock art, expressed in the United States by numerous research advances and a greater concern for conservation and site management. While these improvements are cause for optimism, serious problems persist, including the lack of trained rock art conservators and limited resources for site documentation and management.
Building Capacity to Conserve Southern African Rock Art
Over the years, the GCI has facilitated conservation and training programs to improve the management of rock art sites, particularly in the Americas and Australia. The lessons learned from these programs have been valuable in structuring the Institute's most recent involvement in rock art conservation—the Southern African Rock Art Project.
GCI News: Projects, Events, and Publications
Updates on Getty Conservation Institute projects, events, publications, and staff.