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Mosaics in Situ: An Overview of Literature on Conservation of ...
This literature review examines principle practices and trends in mosaic conservation as reflected in published works through 2007.
Seismic Retrofitting Issue, Spring 2015
Page 1. SEISMIC RETROFITTING SPRING 2015 Page 2. A Note from
the Director Photo: Anna Flavin, GCI Los Angeles ...
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.
Newsletter 9.2 Summer 1994
Newsletter feature article examining restoration of the Siqueiros mural América Tropical by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Herculaneum (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Conserving the Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Project team discusses their work to address aging and long-term care of the site’s teak window walls.
Cave Temples of Dunhuang (News Item)
Announcement of the publication of this new book. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
6th International Conference on Earthen Architecture
Available in four separate sections as downloadable PDF files.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article on identification of organic materials in wall paintings.
Terra Literature Review: An Overview of Earthen Architecture ...
An overview of research in earthen architecture conservation.
Document on Retablos 2002
Recommendations for management and intervention of altarpieces.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Second part of newsletter feature on challenges and advances in conservation training in decorated surfaces.
2015 International Stone Course (News Item)
Applications are now being accepted for this April-July 2015 course in Rome.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter roundtable discussion about conservation of decorated architectural surfaces.
Newsletter 18.2 Summer 2003
Newsletter feature article on the conservation of outdoor contemporary murals.
Newsletter 21.1 Spring 2006
Newsletter article on the protective function of shelters over mosaics.
Newsletter 17.1 Spring 2002
Newsletter article discussing the conservation of ancient in situ mosaic pavements in Tunisia.
GCI's Enduring Collaborations in China (Feature)
A look at our nearly 30 years of collaborative conservation work in China. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Rock Art: A cultural treasure at risk
Report outlining a vision for the future of conservation rock art relevant to many regions of the world.
Projects, events, and publications
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road (1997)
Proceedings of an October 1993 international conference at the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang.
Supplemental Manuals for Digital Photographic ...
The 3 manuals in this 1 volume provide a step-by-step guide for basic digital photographic documentation of in situ mosaics. Available in English, French, and Arabic.
The Conservation of Decorated Surfaces on Earthen ...
Proceedings from this 2004 colloquium organized by the GCI and National Park Service.
Chaco Canyon (1991–1996)
Overview of a past Getty Conservation Institute project in Chaco Canyon to investigate protective strategies for preserving archaeological sites.
Politics and Practice of Community Public Art: Whose Murals ...
Essay is one part of a 3-part examination of community murals. Others are Timothy Drescher's priorities in the conservation of community murals and Jon Pounds' conservation projects in Chicago.
Conservation of Polychromed Wooden Altarpieces (2000 ...
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project to conserve polychromed wooden altarpieces.
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.
Tribute: Shin Maekawa (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Lecture: Conservation of the Transfiguration mosaic in the ...
Details and video of a public lecture on the conservation and safeguarding of the Transfiguration mosaic held at the Getty Center, April 14, 2011.
Editorial and Production staff for GCI Newsletter
Conservation Perspectives: The GCI Newsletter, Vol. 28.1.
The Siqueiros Legacy: Challenges of Conserving the Artist's ...
Papers are from the two-day symposium The Siqueiros Legacy: Challenges of Conserving the Artist’s Monumental Murals, which took place at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on October 16-17, 2012.
CAPS Workshop Held (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Conference: Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas ...
Selected papers from a May 2003 symposium at the Getty Center, examining social, artistic, political and conservation issues of contemporary murals.
Tutankhamen
News from February 2013 field campaign for conservation and management of Tomb of Tutankhamen. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
GCI Project Terra Bibliography
A bibliography of literature on earthen architecture. Part of the GCI Project Bibliography series.
A Note from the Director (Article)
Foreword from Director Tim Whalen on this issue focused on heritage inventories. From Vol. 28.2, Fall 2013.
Terra 2008
Proceedings from this 2008 conference on the study and conservation of earthen architectural heritage held in Bamako, Mali.
Conference: 10th Int'l Conference on the Study & ...
A summary of the 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architecture, held February 2008 in Bamako, Mali, West Africa.
Herculaneum Project
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to address specific conservation problems at the Roman archaeological site of Herculaneum.
Conservation of Rock Art (1987–1990)
A summary of training courses on rock art conservation, protection and site management sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Resources - Newsletter 9.3 Fall 1994 (Getty Conservation)
Newsletter feature article examining the restoration of the Last Judgment mosaic of St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle.
Conserving the Eames House: A Case Study in Conservation
Details of a January 2015 lecture on the conservation of the Eames House.
Newsletter 28.1: Conserving Modern Architecture (Spring ...
Table of contents for Conservation Perspectives: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, Modern Architecture issue.
Newsletter 13.2 Summer 1998
Newsletter article examining preservation issues associated with rock art.
Dunhuang Inspired: An Evening with Tan Dun
Tan Dun discusses his new commission inspired by Dunhuang and its wall paintings.
A Note from the Director (Article)
Foreword from Tim Whalen for this issue on Conservation in China. From Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 2016.
Mosaic Conservation Technician Training
Hands-on training project is to develop teams of skilled technician-level practitioners in different countries of the MOSAIKON region.
Technician Training Handbook Revised (News Item)
2011 edition of this handbook. Available in English, French and Arabic. Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article on important resources in conservation of decorated architectural surfaces.
Conference: Lessons Learned: Reflecting on the Theory and ...
Summary of the ninth triennial conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics coorganized by Getty Conservation Institute.
Art and Eternity
Describes a 5-year project of GCI and Egyptian authorities to address problems facing the wall paintings in Tomb of Nefertari.
Newsletter 7.3 Fall 1992
Newsletter conversation with Gamal Mokhtar, former chairman of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization.
The Care of Time and the Dimensions of Conservation at the ...
Lecture on the efforts to preserve the Mogao Grottes in China.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article on MOSAIKON, a regional program for conservation of mosaics in the Mediterranean.
International Course on Stone Conservation 2015
An advanced international course in the conservation of stone— held in Rome, Italy, April-July 2015.
Priorities in Conserving Community Murals
Essay is one part of a 3-part examination of community murals. Others are John Pitman Weber's discussion on which murals get saved and Jon Pounds' conservation projects in Chicago.
Fort Selden Adobe Test Wall Project, Phase I, Final Report
Results of the Adobe Test Wall Project to test a wide range of protective coatings, wall caps, and wall foundation treatments on adobe.
Earthen Architecture (Article)
A look at 30 years of the GCI's work in earthern architecture conservation. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Cave Temples of Dunhuang Related Programs (News Item)
Exhibition-related programming, Summer 2016. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Stone Course Concludes (News Item)
Update on the 2015 course presented in partnership with ICROM. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
St. Vitus Mosaic in Prague (1992–2008)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that focuses on the conservation of the Last Judgment mosaic on St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.
World Rock Art
One of the word's leading experts, Jean Clottes, provides an engaging overview of rock art worldwide.
From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column
Presents the fascinating story behind the making of De Wain Valentines monumental sculpture, Gray Column.
Newsletter 21.1 Spring 2006
Newsletter roundtable discussion about conservation of mosaics in the Arab world.
Key Resources
List of key books, journal, and resources for heritage conservation in China. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Orpheus Mosaic (1988–1989)
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project that focused on the conservation of the Orpheus mosaic in Cyprus.
Lime Mortars and Plasters (1998–2009)
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project that focuses on the preservation of lime mortars and plasters.
Projects, events, and publications
List of new items in the Conservation of China issue. From Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 2016.
Bulla Regia Model Conservation Project (News Item)
Article on May 2015 field activities at the site of Bulla Regia, Tunisia. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang (News Item)
Announcement of the publication of anew, expanded edition of this book. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Xunantunich (1992–1996)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for the conservation of the Maya site, Xunantunich, in Belize.
Assessment Report on Shuxiang Temple
Bilingual report (English/Chinese) by Chengde Cultural Heritage Bureau,Hebei Cultural Heritage Bureau, and GCI for China Principles project.
Watching Over Dunhuang (Article)
Describes the Dunhuang Academy's work to oversee study and conservation of the Moago Caves. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Lecture: Approaches to Conserving Modern Architecture in the ...
Lecture and video of a panel discussion on conservation principles in the rehabilitation of modern architecture.
Lecture: The California Missions: History, Art, and ...
Details and video of a panel discussion about the history, art, and preservation of the California missions, held on October 20, 2009.
Shelters for Archaeological Sites with Mosaics
This project aims to develop and broadly disseminate practical guidelines for sheltering archaeological sites with mosaics.
Key Resources
Books, journals, conference proceedings, and online resources for conservation of public art. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.
Newsletter 27.1 Spring 2012
Table of contents for Conservation Perspectives: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, vol. 27, no. 1 (2012).
Conservation Planning and Concrete Conservation ...
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.