The Conservation Guest Scholar Program at the GCI supports new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on the visual arts (including sites, buildings, and objects) and the theoretical underpinnings of the field.

The program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries, in areas of wide general interest to the international conservation community. Written inquiries should be directed to:

Attn: Conservation Guest Scholar Grants
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
Tel: 310 440-7703
Fax (inquiries only): 310 440-7703
Deadline for application: November 1, 2008

2008–09 Conservation Guest Scholars

The GCI looks forward to welcoming four Conservation Guest Scholars in 2008–09:

Richard Mackay, Partner, Godden Mackay Logan (heritage consultants), Sydney, Australia
September 2008–February 2009
Critical Factors in Cultural Heritage Management

Christian Ost, Dean, ICHEC Brussels Management School in Belgium
September 2008–June 2009
A Guide for Town Planning in Historic Cities Using Economics of Conservation Methodology

Lassana Cissé, Head, Cultural Mission of Bandiagara, Mali
November 2008–February 2009
The Conservation and Management of African Living Cultural Sites: The Case of the Bandiagara Cliff Dwellings

Silvio Zancheti, Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
March–July 2009
Indicators of Authenticity and Integrity for Urban Heritage Areas