Facing the Challenges of Panel Paintings Conservation: Trends, Treatments and Training (2009)
The Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the J. Paul Getty Museum hosted this May 2009 symposium at the Getty Center.

The Object in Transition Conference (2008)
A Cross Disciplinary Conference on the Preservation and Study of Modern and Contemporary Art.

10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architecture (2008)
This conference—the tenth to be organized by the earthen architecture community under the aegis of ICOMOS and the first to be held in Africa—provided a unique opportunity to discuss and observe firsthand conservation issues particular to sub-Saharan Africa, a region rich in earthen architecture.

Modern Paints Uncovered (2006)
This symposium, co-organized by Tate, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and the Getty Conservation Institute, was the first to ever focus exclusively on conservation issues surrounding modern paints.

Lessons Learned: Reflecting on the Theory and Practice of Mosaic Conservation (2005)
This ninth triennial meeting of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM) was coorganized by the Getty Conservation Institute and the Institut National du Patrimoine of Tunisia.

Second International Conference on the Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road (2004)
This international gathering—a follow-up to the 1993 conference—provided a forum for the latest ideas, experiences, methods, techniques, and research findings on the conservation and management of grotto sites.

Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas (2003)
This conference examined current research and practice in art history and conservation of 20th century mural painting in the Americas.

Mortality Immortality: The Legacy of 20th-Century Art (1998)
This conference explored issues related to the preservation of contemporary art.

Symposium on Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice (1995)
The study of painting techniques and materials used throughout history in various cultures was the focus of this conference.

The Conservation of Archaeological Sites in the Mediterranean Region (1995)
This conference sought to define more fully the values that archaeological sites hold for humanity, and to develop processes to manage and present these sites.

The Future of Asia's Past: Preservation of the Architectural Heritage of Asia (1995)
The goal of this conference was to bring together scholars, policymakers, developers, and tourism officials to exchange ideas and to begin creating a framework for more coordinated preservation efforts in the region.

National Summit on Emergency Response: Safeguarding Our Cultural Heritage (1994)
The purpose of this meeting was to initiate the development of a national emergency infrastructure for cultural institutions.

International Conference on the Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road (1993)
The purpose of this conference was to exchange ideas, experiences, methods, techniques, and research findings on the conservation and management of grotto sites.

International Colloquium on Seismic Protection of Historic Buildings and Monuments (1993)
This colloquium reviewed the seismic stabilization of historic buildings and monuments.

28th International Archaeometry Symposium (1992)
A variety of topics related to archaeometry (the application of scientific techniques of investigation and analysis to archaeology) were addressed at this symposium.

Ancient and Historic Metals: Conservation and Scientific Research (1991)
This international symposium addressed the technology, history, structure, and corrosion of ancient and historic metalwork.

Symposium on the Conservation of Cultural Property in Asia and the Pacific (1991)
Conservation issues in Asia and the Pacific, with particular attention to policies and conditions specific to the region, were the focus of this symposium.

International Seminar on the Conservation of Cultural Property within the Urban Environment (1990)
Participants at this seminar exchanged information and discussed strategies for preserving historic districts while respecting social, political, and economic realities.

6th International Conference on the Conservation of Earthen Architecture (Adobe 90)(1990)
This conference served as a forum for the exchange of ideas, methods, techniques, and research findings among scientists and practitioners specializing in the preservation of earthen architecture.

In Situ Archaeological Conservation (1986)
At this conference, archaeologists and conservators discussed the problems associated with conserving archaeological materials.

An International Meeting on the Study of Oriental Lacquerware (1985)
This meeting was the first opportunity for urushi specialists to exchange knowledge of historical, technical, and scientific issues.

Last updated: February 2011