Development of Analytical Methodologies
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Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer
A series of workshops to disseminate new procedures for acquiring detailed compositional information about lacquered objects.
Imaging at Work at the GCI
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
DISCO: Data Integration for Conservation Science
A project to develop data integration tools to facilitate extraction and sharing of conservation-related information.
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.
2016-17 Graduate Interns (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for Tighermt (Kasbah) ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
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.
Made in Los Angeles: Materials, Processes, and the Birth of ...
Discusses methods & processes of 4 pioneers of West Coast Minimalism: Bell, Irwin, Kauffman, & McCracken.
Organic Materials in Wall Paintings
Report from this collaborative scientific research project to evaluate investigative techniques for identifying organic materials.
Collaborative Research (Article)
Working with the alternative photographic process community. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
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.
Symposium on Values in Heritage Management (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
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.
Preservation of Plastics
Surveying plastic objects in design collections
Artists' Materials & Processes: Larry Bell (News Item)
Materials and fabrication processes of Larry Bell researched and documented. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Binding Media (19891999)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project that focused on developing methodologies to identify binding media in paint.
Science Dept. | Getty Conservation Institute
Conducting research into a broad range of issues.
Magnesian Limestone Project (20042009)
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation interventions for magnesian limestone.
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.
Newsletter 31.2: Conserving Modern Paints (Spring 2016)
Table of contents for Conservation Perspectives: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, vol. 31, no. 2 (2016).
Conference: Ancient and Historic Metals: Conservation and ...
Summary of a symposium that addressed the technology, history, structure, and corrosion of ancient and historic metalwork.
Polychrome Sculpture (News Item)
Announcement of the publication of the English-language translation of this influential book. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Preservation of Plastics
Long-term project to study wide range of plastics to understand how to prevent or slow down their degradation.
Effects of Light on Materials in Collections: Data on Photoflash ...
A survey of the impact of exposure to light with emphasis on photoflash and reprographic sources.
AATA Field Editors Retire (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
MEPPI Workshop in Amman (News Item)
Third and final workshop in this series began in January 2014.
Recent Developments in the Cleaning of Modern Paints
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Characterization 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.
Preservation of Plastics
Publications and websites related to plastics conservation
Conservation of the Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral ...
Selected papers from the 2001 international symposium marking completion of the mosaic conservation.
Editorial and Production staff for GCI Newsletter
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces

Managing Collection Environments Meeting (News Item)
Article on June 2015 experts meeting to explore epidemiological approaches in preventive conservation. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Video Available (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Technology: No Place for Wimps (Discussion)
Experts' roundtable discussion of photography in the digital age. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Technical analysis of Renaissance bronzes for provenance ...
Investigated if technical data, combined with art historical information, can contribute to provenance determinations of Renaissance sculptures.
2016-17 Conservation Guest Scholars (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Getty Hub (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
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.
First Lacquers Workshop Held
Describes a spring 2013 workshop for scientists and conservators on lacquered objects. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects ...
Overview of theoretical concepts as well as hands-on guidance on application of color science.
Scholar Applications Now Being Accepted (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Conserving Contemporary Art: Issues, Methods, Materials ...
A comprehensive overview of the consideration faced by conservators of modern and contemporary art.
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.
Athenian Pottery Project
Scientific research to understand, the materials and techniques employed to create the iconic red and black figure pottery of ancient Athens.
Archaeology and Conservation Education Roundtable (News ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
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 14.3 Fall 1999
Newsletter essay considering the role of science and the scientist in conservation.
Newsletter 25.1 Spring 2010
Newsletter article on analysis of glass from Nuzi, Mesopotamia.
Monitoring for Gaseous Pollutants in Museum Environments
Examines environmental monitoring for common gaseous pollutants.
POPART Comes to GCI (News Item)
GCI hosts POPART and presents work at March 2012 conference. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Made in Los Angeles (News Item)
Announcement of the publication of this new book. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
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.
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.
The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes
Contains interpretive data to aid conservators and curators in identifying photographs with similar analytical signatures.
Newsletter 19.3 Fall 2004 (Conservation at the Getty)
Newsletter article examining cooperative scientific projects at the Getty Conservation Institute.
Visualizing Conservation Science: Communicating Data ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science
Discusses IR spectroscopy for analysis of museum objects, disseminating sample handling and spectral acquisition techniques applicable to their analysis.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces

Eric F. Hansen (19492016) (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Key Resources (List)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Preservation of Plastics
Objects and samples of most common plastics found in museum collections
Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to evaluate injection grouts for conservation of architectural surfaces.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
Information on the July 2017 CAPS workshop at Hamburger Kunsthalle.
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer
May 2017 workshop in Amsterdam exploring newly developed analytical procedures
Preservation of Plastics
Applying research on plastics to case studies
Conservation of Decorated Surfaces (Article)
A look at 30 years of the GCI's work in conserving decorated surfaces. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Preservation of Plastics
Repair studies exploring materials and methods to repair plastics
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer (News Item ...
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Preventive Conservation (Article)
A look at 30 years of research, training, and projects in preventive conservation. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Graduate Internship Program (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article on identification of organic materials in wall paintings.
Less is More: Minimally Invasive Methods to Repair Plastic ...
Research into how to repair art and design objects made of plastic.
Researching Florentine Workshop Practice
Seeks to understand how materials used in panel painting and manuscript illumination affect conservation of these works.
Newsletter 20.2 Summer 2005
Newsletter roundtable discussion about conservation science.
Thin-Layer Chromatography for Binding Media Analysis
Theory, practical techniques, and operating procedures for thin-layer chromatography as applied to conservation problems.
Keep it Moving? Conserving Kinetic Art (News Item)
Announcement of this 2016 conference in Milan. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
CAPS Workshop in Australia (News Item)
In December 2013 the Art Gallery of New South Wales hosted this workshop on cleaning acrylic paints.
Newsletter 25.1 Spring 2010
Newsletter article on collaborative research of early Renaissance workshop practice.
Refashioning and Redress: Conserving and Displaying Dress ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Key Resources (List)
Books, journals, conference proceedings, and online resources for photograph conservation. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
XRF Workshop Held (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Newsletter 14.1 Spring 1999
Newsletter feature article examining scientific research and conservation practice at the Getty Conservation Institute.
Newsletter 20.2 Summer 2005
Newsletter article on the Getty Conservation Institute project on the conservation of wall paintings.
Mosaikon Partners Meeting (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on conservation of plastics in modern and contemporary works of art.
Preservation of Plastics
Partners, collaborators, and team members for the project
Research into Practice Initiative
Develops training workshops, colloquia, and similar events to present scientific advances from research undertaken by the GCI and its partners.
New Agreements for Arches (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Preservation of Plastics
Investigating treatment options for degraded cellulose acetate and cellulose nitrate
Newsletter 32.1: Imaging in Conservation (Spring 2017)
Table of contents for Conservation Perspectives: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, vol. 32, no. 1 (2017).
Managing Collection Environments Initiative
A multiyear initiative to address research and practical issues related to control and management of collection environments.
Projects, events, and publications
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Key Resources (List)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
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.
Frank Preusser (19442017) (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
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.
XRF Boot Camp for Conservators
Workshops on fundamentals of X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and data interpretation.
Imaging in Service to Built Heritage: A Canadian Perspective
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.