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A Note from the Director
Timothy P. Whalen

Conservation Education at the GCI: Past, Present, and Future
To serve the expanding learning needs of conservation, the GCI, in the early part of this decade, began laying the foundations for a department focused exclusively on education and training. Today the GCI Education department not only undertakes initiatives in areas where the Institute has expertise but also applies innovations in teaching to those initiatives.

Out in the Field: A Discussion about Education and GCI Field Projects
Neville Agnew, GCI senior principal project specialist; Francesca Piqué, former GCI project specialist; and Thomas Roby, GCI senior project specialist, talk with Kathleen Dardes, head of GCI Education, and Jeffrey Levin, editor of Conservation, The GCI Newsletter.

Advancing Photograph Conservation: A New Initiative in Central, Southern, and Eastern Europe
The GCI has partnered with the Academy of Fine Art and Design and the Slovak National Library in Slovakia to advance photograph conservation in the region through an education initiative. This multiyear effort includes providing theoretical and practical knowledge of photograph conservation through a series of summer schools and distance learning.

Sustaining Conservation Education in Southeast Asia
In 2008 twenty-five conservation professionals from Southeast Asia participated in a workshop organized by the GCI, the Lao PDR's Ministry of Information and Culture, the Lerici Foundation, and SEAMEP-SPAFA. Held at the World Heritage site of Vat Phou, the workshop focused on conservation of archaeological sites and was the inaugural event of the GCI'S Built Heritage in Southeast Asia Conservation Education and Training Initiative.

Cracked, Warped, and Cradled! Training in the Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings
To address the pressing training needs in the structural conservation of panel paintings, the Getty Museum, the Getty Foundation, and the GCI have embarked on a multiyear initiative that seeks to increase knowledge regarding conservation problems and solutions related to panel paintings, as well as to increase the number of expert conservators.

Out of the Box and Thinking: The GCI Conservation Guest Scholar Program
The GCI's Conservation Guest Scholar program is a rare opportunity in the conservation field for senior professionals to pursue research and innovative thinking. The program offers conservation professionals an opportunity to step away from their daily routines, providing them with the time and resources to research and write in their fields of expertise.

GCI News: Projects, Events, and Publications
Updates on Getty Conservation Institute projects, events, and publications.

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