Objects and Collections
Results 1 - 100 of about 341.  Results per page:
 
Session Outline: Photo ID: Cased Photographs
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Key Resources

Course Calendar, Module 1
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Evaluation of Cellulose Ethers for Conservation
Describes chemical character of cellulose ethers and establishes approximate ranking of relative stability of each generic chemical subclass.
A Safe Place: Storage Strategies for Plastics (Article)
A look at how to store art works made of plastics for preservation.
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer
A series of workshops to disseminate new procedures for acquiring detailed compositional information about lacquered objects.
Collections Theft Response Procedures
Provides guidance to the multiple functions involved in theft response, and suggest actions to take before and after the incident.
Assessment of the Susceptibility to Biodeterioration of ...
The present study represents large-scale attempt to screen preservative coatings for microbial susceptibility prior to their application on objects.
Modern Paints Uncovered
Papers and posters from the Modern Paints Uncovered symposium at Tate Modern in 2006.
Conference: Mortality Immortality? The Legacy of 20th ...
A summary of a conference sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute devoted to issues regarding the preservation of contemporary art.
Imaging at Work at the GCI
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Technical Note: What is a Photograph?
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Session Outline: Survey Work and Process ID
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
DISCO: Data Integration for Conservation Science
A project to develop data integration tools to facilitate extraction and sharing of conservation-related information.
Collection Environments Issue, Fall 2014
PDF Edition of the entire newsletter, including articles, roundtable discussion, list of key resources, and news items. Vol. 29.2.
Modern and Contemporary Art Symposia (News Item)
Recap of FAR-SITED , Abstract Expressionism, and Media in Transition conferences co-organized by GCI. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
The Material of Many Possibilities (Discussion)
Conservation experts discuss ways of conserving works made of plastics.
Pollutants in the Museum Environment (1985–1998)
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project that examined the risks posed to museum collections by atmospheric pollutants.
2016-17 Graduate Interns (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
The Legal and Ethical Consideration of Mural Conservation ...
Essay begins with discussion of federal law, the Visual Artists Rights Act, then discusses California law and California Art Preservation Act (CAPA).
Session Outline: Gum Print Process Recreation
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for Tighermt (Kasbah) ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Collections Research Laboratory
Overview of the GCI’s work in collections research in the areas of antiquities, manuscripts, sculptures and decorative arts, and paintings.
Preserving Plastics: An Evolving Material a Maturing ...
A look at current research into how art works made of plastics are being conserved.
"Conservation of Public Art" issue. Fall 2012 (PDF Edition)
Entire newsletter, including articles, roundtable discussion, list of key resources, and news items. Vol. 27.2.
Conservation of Plastics issue. Vol. 29.1, Spring 2014
Table of contents
Gels Cleaning Research (1998–2003)
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project on the use of solvent-based gels as cleaning systems for surfaces.
Green Museums: A LEED Primer for Preservation ...

Newsletter 31.1: Conservation in China (Spring 2016)
Table of contents for Conservation Perspectives: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, vol. 31, no. 1 (2016).
Oxygen-Free Museum Cases
Discusses the use of hermetically sealed cases for the long-term conservation of oxygen-sensitive objects.
David Alfaro Siqueiros: Murals in Los Angeles
Selected bibliography focused on the murals painted by Siqueiros in Los Angeles in 1932.
The Conservation Assessment: A Proposed Model
A proposed model for evaluating museum environmental management needs.
Pragmatism and Risk: A Discussion about Collection ...

Made in Los Angeles: Materials, Processes, and the Birth of ...
Discusses methods & processes of 4 pioneers of West Coast Minimalism: Bell, Irwin, Kauffman, & McCracken.
Mural Paints: Current and Future Formulations
Mark Golden of Golden Artists Colors discusses modern acrylic paints.
Animation Cels: Preserving a Portion of Cinematic History ...
GCI and Disney's Animation Research Library are collaborating on preservation of plastic animation cels.
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.
Conserving Modern Materials | Getty Conservation Institute
Teaching resources for conserving modern paint materials developed for the Cleaning of Acrylic Painted surfaces workshops.
Modern Oils Research Consortium Formed (News Item)
GCI becomes founding partner in this international consortium. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
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.
Personal Viewpoints: Thoughts about Paintings Conservation
Features papers from a Getty Museum conference exploring the nature of paintings conservation.
Nitrogen Anoxia Research (1987–1999)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that focused on researching nitrogen environments to prevent museum objects from deterioration.
Session Outline: Deterioration of Photographic Materials
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
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 Photographs and Photograph Collections
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to offer a series of photo conservation training courses.
Session Outline: Planning Photographic Preservation for ...
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Preservation of Plastics
Surveying plastic objects in design collections
Session Outline: Identification of Color Photographic ...
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Lecture: Ethical Dilemmas in the Conservation of Modern and ...
Details and video of a live panel discussion presented by the Getty Conservation Institute in April 2009.
Session Outline: Participant Presentations: Dissemination ...
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Session Outline: Film Development
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Binding Media (1989–1999)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project that focused on developing methodologies to identify binding media in paint.
House Paints
Traces history of household paint industry in the US and UK over first half of 20th century.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Condition Reports: Practical Work with a Study Collection
Projects, events, and publications
List of new items in the 30th Anniversary issue. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Science Dept. | Getty Conservation Institute
Conducting research into a broad range of issues.
Jean Paul Riopelle: The Artist's Materials
First book-length study of the artist in English.
A Note from the Director (Article)
Foreword from Director Tim Whalen on this special 30th Anniversary issue. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Magnesian Limestone Project (2004–2009)
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation interventions for magnesian limestone.
Inert Gases in the Control of Museum Insect Pests
Information on the biological mechanisms by which nontoxic gases kill insects; creating and maintaining an anoxic atmosphere; treatments; and procedures for treating objects.
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.
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.
Environmental Management for Collections
Announcement of the publication of this book from Getty Publications. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Preservation of Plastics
Long-term project to study wide range of plastics to understand how to prevent or slow down their degradation.
Conservation Research into the Museum Climate: The Current ...

A Guide to the Preventive Conservation of Photograph ...
Synthesizes research completed to date as well as international standards established on conservation of photo collections.
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.
Conservation of América Tropical
A Getty Conservation Institute project on the conservation of the David Alfaro Siqueiros mural America Tropical in LA.
MEPPI Workshop in Amman (News Item)
Third and final workshop in this series began in January 2014.
Session Outline: Funding/Grants
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Key Resources
Digital and print resources on the subject of conservation of plastics.
Session Outline: Photograph Conservation: Past, Present and ...
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
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.
Statistical Analysis in Art Conservation Research
Examines how statistical analyses have been handled in published conservation research studies and to suggest alternative approaches.
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.
Preservation of Plastics
Publications and websites related to plastics conservation
Solvent Gels for the Cleaning of Works of Art
Examines gels cleaning treatment of paintings and painted works of art.
Editorial and Production staff for GCI Newsletter
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Session Outline: Introduction to Negatives and Negatives
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Nature of Conservation: A Race Against Time
The Nature of Conservation: A Race Against Time. English-language and Spanish-language editions and 2010 prefaces. Available in five sections as downloadable PDF files.
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.
Session Outline: Identification of Silver Based Photographic ...
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings Proceedings (1998 ...
Proceedings of a Symposium at the J. Paul Getty Museum, April 1995. Available in four separate sections as downloadable PDF files.
Video Available (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Technical analysis of Renaissance bronzes for provenance ...
Investigated if technical data, combined with art historical information, can contribute to provenance determinations of Renaissance sculptures.
Precaution, Proof and Pragmatism: Evolving Perspectives on ...

2016-17 Conservation Guest Scholars (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Session Outline: History of Photograph Conservation
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
Directors' Retreats (2002-2008)
Details of a GCI project to enhance conservation education by providing retreat opportunities for senior-level educators.
Building an Emergency Plan: Guide for Museums & Cultural ...
Step-by-step guide to develop an emergency preparedness and response strategy. Also in French & Spanish.
Ephemeral Monuments: History and Conservation of ...
Explores questions and dilemmas faced by those who care for art installations.
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.
Session Outline: Conservation Studies and Treatment Issues ...
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs
The Lumière Autochrome: History, Technology, and ...
The story of the first industrially produced form of color photography.