Development of analytical methodologies
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The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes
Contains interpretive data to aid conservators and curators in identifying photographs with similar analytical signatures.
Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects ...
Overview of theoretical concepts as well as hands-on guidance on application of color science
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
Description of the 2014 CAPS workshop at the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Integrating Imaging and Analytical Technologies for ...
Our Projects. Integrating Imaging and Analytical Technologies for
Conservation Practice. Current Projects: Past Projects: ...
Managing Collection Environments Initiative
A multiyear initiative to address research and practical issues related to control and management of collection environments.
Research into Practice Initiative
Develops training workshops, colloquia, and similar events to present scientific advances from research undertaken by the GCI and its partners.
Athenian Pottery Project
Scientific research to understand, the materials and techniques employed to create the iconic red and black figure pottery of ancient Athens.
Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road
Papers from the 2nd International Conference on Conservation of Grotto Sites in 2004.
Cave Temples of Mogao: Art and History on the Silk Road
Presents history and development of the cave temple as well as iconography and conservation of the wall paintings.
Monitoring for Gaseous Pollutants in Museum Environments
Examines environmental monitoring for common gaseous pollutants.
Conservation of the Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral ...
Selected papers from the 2001 international symposium marking completion of the mosaics conservation.
Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects
Overview of theoretical concepts as well as hands-on guidance on application of color science.
Effects of Light on Materials in Collections
A survey of the impact of exposure to light with emphasis on photoflash and reprographic sources.
Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science
Discusses IR spectroscopy for analysis of museum objects, disseminating sample handling and spectral acquisition techniques applicable to their analysis.
Modern Paints
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute Project which addresses questions regarding the character of modern paint materials.
Preservation of Plastics
Overview and details of a GCI project on the preservation of plastic materials in modern and contemporary art.
Research on the Conservation of Photographs
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to identify major photographic processes and important process variants.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
Description of the 2013 CAPS workshop at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia.
Gels Cleaning Research (19982003)
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project on the use of solvent-based gels as cleaning systems for surfaces.
Characteristics of European and Asian Lacquers
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop an analytical method to identify organic materials in Asian and European lacquers.
Desalination of Porous Building Materials (20062010)
Overview of a past GCI project to establish guidelines for conservators on the use of desalination systems for building materials.
Valley of the Queens
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project for the conservation and management of the Valley of the Queens in Luxor, Egypt.
Herculaneum Project
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to address specific conservation problems at the Roman archaeological site of Herculaneum.
Lime Mortars and Plasters (19982009)
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project that focuses on the preservation of lime mortars and plasters.
St. Vitus Mosaic in Prague (19922008)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that focuses on the conservation of the Last Judgment mosaic on St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.
Salt Research (20032008)
Overview and details of a GCI project to improve understanding of deterioration due to salts, and to develop mitigation and conservation procedures
Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to evaluate injection grouts for conservation of architectural surfaces.
Binding Media (19891999)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project that focused on developing methodologies to identify binding media in paint.
Magnesian Limestone Project (20042009)
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation interventions for magnesian limestone.
Researching Florentine Workshop Practice
Seeks to understand how materials used in panel painting and manuscript illumination affect conservation of these works.
Antibody Research (20062010)
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project toidentify proteins in binding media using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer
A series of workshops to disseminate new procedures for acquiring detailed compositional information about lacquered objects.
Organic Materials in Wall Paintings (20032010)
Overview and details of a GCI project to improve wall paintings conservation through identification of organic materials used as binders.
Asian Organic Colorants (20062010)
Overview and details of a GCI project to develop a strategy for the analysis of Chinese colorants used as textile dyes and organic pigments.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
This workshop series seeks to integrate ongoing scientific research with the latest perspectives on cleaning technology within art conservation.
Outdoor Painted Surfaces
Details of a GCI project to research paints used in twentieth-and twenty-first-century outdoor painted works of art.
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer
Information on a July 2014 workshop to be held at the Louve.
The Conservation and Management of the Tomb of ...
Bibliography covers areas related to research needs of the GCI conservation project to conserve and manage Tutankhamen's tomb.
GCI e-Bulletin, February 2009
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
GCI e-Bulletin, April 2010
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
GCI e-Bulletin, February 2011
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
GCI e-Bulletin, December 2010
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
GCI e-Bulletin, October 2010
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
GCI e-Bulletin, August 2009
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
GCI e-Bulletin, August 2010
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes
Information Gathering & Assessment related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Wall Paintings Conservation at Mogao Grottoes
Scientific Investigation related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes
Condition Monitoring related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Conference: 6th Int'l Conference - Conservation of Earthen ...
Summary of a conference held in 1990 that focused on the importance of earth as a building material in the Americas.
Lecture: Art as Evidence: The Scientific Investigation of Works ...
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute panel discussion on December 1, 2009.
Conference: Ancient and Historic Metals: Conservation and ...
Summary of a symposium that addressed the technology, history, structure, and corrosion of ancient and historic metalwork.
Conference: 28th International Archaeometry Symposium ...
A summary of a symposium that focused on archaeometry.
Conference: An International Meeting on the Study of Oriental ...
A summary of an international meeting held in Japan on the preservation of Oriental Lacquer (urushi) co-organized by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Conference: Conference on the Conservation of Ancient Sites ...
A summary of a conference that focused on the conservation of the Mogao grottoes in China sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Accelerated Aging: Photochemical and Thermal Aspects
Written for those using accelerated aging to push the performance envelope for these products and to assist in making results more meaningful.
Thin-Layer Chromatography for Binding Media Analysis
Theory, practical techniques, and operating procedures for thin-layer chromatography as applied to conservation problems.
Conference: 2nd International Conference on Conservation of ...
A summary of a conference sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute on the conservation and management of Silk Road grotto sites.
Artists' Materials & Processes: Larry Bell (News Item)
Materials and fabrication processes of Larry Bell researched and documented. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Newsletter 25.1 Spring 2010
Newsletter article on collaborative research of early Renaissance workshop practice.
Newsletter 20.2 Summer 2005
Newsletter article on the Getty Conservation Institute project on the conservation of wall paintings.
Collaborative Research (Article)
Working with the alternative photographic process community. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012
Photographs under the Loupe of Science (Article)
Identifying photographic processes and variants with a portable laboratory. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012
Presentation and Interpretation in Cave 85 (News Item)
Raised platform and new lighting enhance visitor experience at Mogao Grottoes cave. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Key Resources (List)
Books, journals, conference proceedings, and online resources for photograph conservation. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Technology: No Place for Wimps (Discussion)
Experts' roundtable discussion of photography in the digital age. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
POPART Comes to GCI (News Item)
GCI hosts POPART and presents work at March 2012 conference. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article on identification of organic materials in wall paintings.
Workshop: Characterizing Asian Lacquers (News Item)
October 2012 workshop explores advances in analysis of organic materials in Asian lacquers. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Newsletter 14.1 Spring 1999
Newsletter feature article examining scientific research and conservation practice at the Getty Conservation Institute.
Newsletter 22.3 Fall 2007
Newsletter article on Research on the Conservation of Photographs, a Getty Conservation Institute project.
Newsletter 19.3 Fall 2004 (Conservation at the Getty)
Newsletter article examining cooperative scientific projects at the Getty Conservation Institute.
Newsletter 20.2 Summer 2005
Newsletter feature article on the state of conservation science.
Newsletter 20.2 Summer 2005
Newsletter roundtable discussion about conservation science.
Newsletter 14.3 Fall 1999
Newsletter essay considering the role of science and the scientist in conservation.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on conservation of plastics in modern and contemporary works of art.
Newsletter 25.1 Spring 2010
Newsletter article on analysis of glass from Nuzi, Mesopotamia.
Newsletter 25.1 Spring 2010
Newsletter article on new technologies for conservation science.
Integrating Imaging and Analytical Technologies for ...
Two-day symposium on potential of imaging as framework to integrate technologies, analytical and observational data
First Lacquers Workshop Held
Describes a spring 2013 workshop for scientists and conservators on lacquered objects. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Infared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science
Discusses IR spectroscopy for analysis of museum objects, disseminating sample handling and spectral acquisition techniques applicable to their analysis.