Buildings & Sites, Project Descriptions
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Conservation of Mosaics in Situ (1998—2009)
Details of a GCI project addressing a number of important issues related to the conservation and management of ancient mosaic pavements in situ.
Southern African Rock Art Project
Overview and details of a GCI project to strengthen rock art preservation, conservation, accessibility, and management in the Southern African region.
Recording, Documentation, Info. Mgmt. Initiative (RecorDIM) ...
Overview and details of a GCI project to identify and bridge the gaps between providers of recording and documentation tools and their users.
Mosaics at Archeological Sites: Training for Site Managers
Series of regional training courses in the conservation and management of archaeological sites.
Earthen Architecture Initiative
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute initiative to advance the conservation of earthen architecture worldwide.
ARIS (2005–2009)
Overview and details of the Getty Conservation Institute and ICCROM sponsored advanced course in architectural conservation, ARIS.
UCLA/Getty Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic ...
Information on the master's degree program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation offered by UCLA and the J. Paul Getty Trust
Organic Materials in Wall Paintings (2003–2010)
Overview and details of a GCI project to improve wall paintings conservation through identification of organic materials used as binders.
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for the Kasbah of ...
A project of the Earthen Architecture Initiative
Magnesian Limestone Project (2004–2009)
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation interventions for magnesian limestone.
Wall Paintings Conservation at Mogao Grottoes
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project researching the deterioration of wall paintings at the Mogao Grottoes in China.
Conservation of Amιrica Tropical
A Getty Conservation Institute project on the conservation of the David Alfaro Siqueiros mural America Tropical in LA.
Conservation of Wall Paintings (1985–1991)
A summary of a 3-year diploma course on the conservation of wall paintings sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Hominid Trackway at Laetoli (1992–1998)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for the reburial and conservation of hominid footprints in Laetoli, Tanzania.
Quito (1991–1997)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project that helped to preserve the historic colonial city center of Quito, Ecuador.
Cleaning of Paintings (1987–1989)
A summary of training courses that emphasized the use of new methods and materials for the cleaning of paintings sponsored by the GCI.
Royal Bas-Reliefs of Abomey (1991-1997)
Overview of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for the conservation of the Salle des Bijoux in the Royal Palaces of Abomey, Benin.
Directors' Retreats (2002-2008)
Details of a GCI project to enhance conservation education by providing retreat opportunities for senior-level educators.
Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities (MEGA) - Jordan ...
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop a GIS for the Department of Antiquities in Jordan.
Collections in Hot & Humid Environments (1997–2002)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project addressing climate control issues in hot humid regions.
Disaster Preparedness and Response (1992)
A summary of a workshop on emergency planning for collecting institutions sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
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.
Poultice Desalination of Porous Building Materials 2010
Details of a workshop on poultice desalination of building materials in New Orleans, May 2010.
Insect Control with the Fumigant Vikane (1986–1990)
Overview and details of a past GCI project to investigate potential adverse effects of Vikane on museum artifacts and historic structures.
Permanence and Application of Conservation Materials (1983 ...
Overview and details of a past GCI program of research into the permanence and application of conservation materials.
Conservation of Photographic Materials (1987–1994)
A summary of training courses on the conservation and preventive care of photographic materials sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Historic Cities and Urban Settlements Initiative
Overview and details of a GCI project to enhance practices in conservation and management of historic cities and urban settlements.
MOSAIKON Initiative
Initiative dedicated to improving the conservation, presentation and maintenance of mosaics in the southern and eastern Mediterranean.
Bulla Regia Model Conservation Project
Through planning and conservation activities at one site, this project aims to demonstrate best practices in the conservation of in situ mosaics.
Terra (1998–2005)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that promotes earthen architectural heritage conservation through international cooperation.
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
This initiative seeks to identify and address conservation challenges to modern architecture through a research and implementation program.
Alternative Climate Controls for Historic Buildings (2003–2010 ...
Details of a GCI project on climate control strategies for improving collection environments in historical buildings in hot and humid regions.
Organization of World Heritage Cities World Symposia (2003 ...
Overview and details of a collaborative GCI project to organize World Symposia for the Organization of World Heritage Cities.
Preventive Conservation (1990–1995)
A summary of a training course sponsored by the GCI that addressed the management of environmental conditions for collections.
China Principles
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation guidelines for cultural heritage sites in China.
Adobe Consolidation (1988–1995)
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project that carried out long-term research on adobe consolidation at Fort Selden, New Mexico.
Latin American Consortium (1997–2002)
Details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for training to enhance preventive conservation in Latin America.
Alternative Backing Methods for Lifted Mosaics
This project aims to address the urgent need for developing sustainable solutions to the conservation of mosaics.
Site Conservation at Mogao and Yungang Grottoes (1990 ...
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project for the implementation of site conservation strategies in China.
Management Planning (2009–2013)
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to identify needs in heritage management and to develop ways to address gaps in the field.
Archaeological Conservation and Site Management (1987 ...
A summary of training courses on the care and conservation of archaeological sites and materials sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Tomb of Nefertari (1986–1992)
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project that addressed the conservation of the tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens, Egypt.
Maya Initiative (1999–2009)
Overview and details of a past GCI initiative to reinforce and develop conservation practices in order to resolve common problems in the Maya region.
Seismic Retrofitting Project
A project of the Earthen Architecture Initiative
Teamwork for Integrated Emergency Management (2004 ...
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project on integrated emergency management for museums and other cultural institutions.
Stone Deterioration & Treatment (1986–1991)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute program of research into the deterioration and treatment of stone materials.
Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to evaluate injection grouts for conservation of architectural surfaces.
Desalination of Porous Building Materials (2006–2010)
Overview of a past GCI project to establish guidelines for conservators on the use of desalination systems for building materials.
Los Angeles Historic Resource Survey Project
Research and implementation of a comprehensive citywide survey in partnership with City of Los Angeles
Conservation and Management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen
A five-year collaborative project for conservation and management of the tomb of Tutankhamen.
Eames House Conservation Project
A collaborative project to develop a long-term conservation management and maintenance plan for the 1949 home of Ray and Charles Eames.
Rock Art of Baja California (1994–1996)
Overview and details of a past GCI project for the conservation of cave paintings in the Sierra de San Francisco, Baja California, Mexico.
Conservation Guest Scholars, Postdoctoral Fellowships & ...
Information on the conservation guest scholar and postdoctoral fellowship programs at the Getty Conservation Institute
Heritage Values, Stakeholders and Consensus Building
Overview of a Conservation Institute project to advance the ability of heritage professionals to constructively engage with stakeholders.
Historic Buildings, Collections and Sites (2002–2003)
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute course offered in partnership with University College London.
Iraq Cultural Heritage Conservation Initiative (2004-2011)
Overview and details of a GCI project to repair Iraqi cultural heritage, and rebuild Iraqi conservation and heritage management capacity.
Urban Conservation Planning in Southeast Asia
Practical courses for Malaysian urban planners and architects that emphasize internationally recognized urban conservation planning methodologies.
Chaco Canyon (1991–1996)
Overview of a past Getty Conservation Institute project in Chaco Canyon to investigate protective strategies for preserving archaeological sites.
Conservation of Polychromed Wooden Altarpieces (2000 ...
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project to conserve polychromed wooden altarpieces.
Pest Management (1994–1996)
A summary of training courses on pest control in museums sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Seismic Stabilization of Historic Structures (1990–1996)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that focused on researching methods to provide seismic stabilization for historic buildings.
Arches Project
A collaborative project to develop an open source web- and GIS-based information system to inventory and manage immovable cultural heritage
Research on the Values of Heritage (1998–2005)
Overview of a past GCI project to provide tools and methods for assessing values and applying the results to sustainable conservation solutions.
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.
Museum Lighting Research
Examines to what extent range of techniques for illuminating light-sensitive artworks can be improved.
Mosaic Conservation Technician Training
Hands-on training project is to develop teams of skilled technician-level practitioners in different countries of the MOSAIKON region.
International Course on Stone Conservation 2015
An advanced international course in the conservation of stone—to be held in Rome, Italy, April-July 2015.
Environmental Guidelines for Collections (1999–2002)
Overview and details of a past GCI project for providing a reference for designing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning for museums.
Great Sphinx (1990–1992)
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project that carried out an environmental monitoring study of The Great Sphinx, Giza Plateau, Egypt.
Retablo of the Church of Santo Domingo (1997–2000)
Overview of a past Getty Conservation Institute project on the documentation and structural analysis of the Yanhuitlan altarpiece in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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.
Salt Research (2003–2008)
Overview and details of a GCI project to improve understanding of deterioration due to salts, and to develop mitigation and conservation procedures
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.
Xunantunich (1992–1996)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for the conservation of the Maya site, Xunantunich, in Belize.
Built Heritage in Southeast Asia: Education and Training ...
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to assess built heritage conservation education and training needs in Southeast Asia.
Shelters for Archaeological Sites with Mosaics
This project aims to develop and broadly disseminate practical guidelines for sheltering archaeological sites with mosaics.