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Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Photo ID: Cased Photographs
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs: Course Calendar, Module 1
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.
Modern Paints Uncovered
Papers and posters from the Modern Paints Uncovered symposium at Tate Modern in 2006.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Technical Notes: What is a Photograph?
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Survey Work and Process Identification
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.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Gum Print Process Recreation
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 Wall Paintings & Site Elements
Conservation of wall paintings and site elements for Valley of the Queens.
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.
Animation Cels: Preserving a Portion of Cinematic History ...
GCI and Disney's Animation Research Library are collaborating on preservation of plastic animation cels.
Lessons Learned
Proceedings from the 9th triennial meeting of the International Committee for Conservation of Mosaics in 2005.
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.
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.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Deteriorations of Photographs
Preservation of Photographs and Photograph Collections
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to offer a series of photo conservation training courses.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Process ID: Color Processes with Lab
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Participant Presentations: Dissemination Activities
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Film Development
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Condition Reports: Practical Work with a Study Collection
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 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.
Key Resources
Digital and print resources on the subject of conservation of plastics.
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.
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.
Site & Visitor Management
Site and visitor management for the Valley of the Queens.
Solvent Gels for the Cleaning of Works of Art
Examines gels cleaning treatment of paintings and painted works of art.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Introduction to Negatives and Negatives
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: History of Photograph Conservation
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.
Project Partners & Team Members
Project partners and team members of a GCI project for the conservation and management of the Valley of the Queens.
Disaster Preparedness and Response (1992)
A summary of a workshop on emergency planning for collecting institutions sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
The Craftsman Revealed: Adriaen de Vries, Sculptor in ...
Results of the technical study of 25 bronzes by Adriaen de Vries.
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.
Creación de un plan de emergencia: Guía para museos y ...
(Spanish) Step-by-step guide to developing an emergency preparedness and response strategy.
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.
Oxygen-Free Museum Cases
Discusses the use of hermetically sealed cases for the long-term conservation of oxygen-sensitive objects.
Changing Views of Textile Conservation
Eighty-one readings in the practice of textile conservation.
Asian Organic Colorants (2006–2010)
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.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Guidelines, Reproduction, Digitization Issues
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Course Calendar, Module 2
The Use of Oxygen-Free Environments in the Control of ...
Discusses use of nitrogen as the inert gas used to replace oxygen and types of treatment chambers.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Treatments: Surface Cleaning, Adhesives Removal, Fills & In painting, Hands-on Practicum
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
Presentation: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Panel Paintings Initiative
Overview and details of a GCI project on educational resources and training opportunities in the structural treatment of panel paintings.
Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa
A richly illustrated introduction to the Roman-era mosaics of Tunisia.
Site Visitor & Infrastructure
Site and visitor infrastructure for the Valley of the Queens.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Microscopic Investigation of Photographs
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Introduction to Course and Course Website
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.
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.
Copper and Bronze in Art
A review of the literature on copper and its alloys.
Preventive Conservation (1990–1995)
A summary of a training course sponsored by the GCI that addressed the management of environmental conditions for collections.
Director's Note
Conservation of plastics issue. Vol. 29.1, Spring 2014
Conservation of Collections
A case study of preventive conservation in the context of a historic house museum, Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic) in Amsterdam.
China Principles
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation guidelines for cultural heritage sites in China.
The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes
Contains interpretive data to aid conservators and curators in identifying photographs with similar analytical signatures.
Issues in the Conservation of Paintings
More than 70 texts on paintings conservation, many appearing in English for the first time.
Latin American Consortium (1997–2002)
Details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for training to enhance preventive conservation in Latin America.
Art in LA
A study of materials and fabrication processes by L.A.-based artists and implications these have for conservation.
Preservation of Plastics
Overview and details of a GCI project on the preservation of plastic materials in modern and contemporary art.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Distance Mentoring Program, Module 1
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.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Bibliography
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.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Introduction to Collection Surveys and Condition Reports
The Conservation of Tapestries and Embroideries
The 15 papers in this volume focus on treatments of western European tapestries and ecclesiastical embroideries.
Wall Paintings Conservation at Mogao Grottoes
Scientific Investigation related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Effects of Light on Materials in Collections
A survey of the impact of exposure to light with emphasis on photoflash and reprographic sources.
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.
Planning & Assessment
Overview, background, and aims for this project for the conservation and management of the Valley of the Queens.
Exploring Pollock
Film screening and discussion related to Jackson Pollock's seminal painting, Mural (1943).
Performance of Pollutant Adsorbents (2001–2003)
Overview and details of a past GCI project to increase protection of objects in microenvironments from attack by gaseous air pollutants.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Technical Notes: Why Conserve Photographs?
Flood Mitigation | Valley of the Queens
About the flood mitigation at Valley of the Queens.
Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes
Information Gathering & Assessment related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
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.
Museum Lighting Research

Conservation of Photographic Materials
Technical Notes: What was Photography?
Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes
Condition Monitoring related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Less is More: Minimally Invasive Methods to Repair Plastic ...
Research into how to repair art and design objects made of plastic.
Monitoring for Gaseous Pollutants in Museum Environments
Examines environmental monitoring for common gaseous pollutants.
CAPS Workshop in Australia (News Item)
In December 2013 the Art Gallery of New South Wales hosted this workshop on cleaning acrylic paints.
Historical and Philosophical Issues in the Conservation of ...
First ever comprehensive collection of text on conservation of art and architecture published in English.
Preservation of Photographs and Photograph Collections
July 2014 course on identification & conservation of color and digital prints.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Handling Issues and Questions
Integrating Imaging and Analytical Technologies for ...
Report from 2013 experts meeting on integrating data from cultural heritage research to facilitate extraction & sharing.