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Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Photo ID: Cased Photographs
Key Resources

Conservation of Photographic Materials
Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs: Course Calendar, Module 1
Evaluation of Cellulose Ethers for Conservation
Describes chemical character of cellulose ethers and establishes approximate ranking of relative stability of each generic chemical subclass.
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.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Technical Notes: What is a Photograph?
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Survey Work and Process Identification
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.
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.
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).
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.
"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.
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 ...

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.
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.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Deteriorations of Photographs
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.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Process ID: Color Processes with Lab
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.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Participant Presentations: Dissemination Activities
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Film Development
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.
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.
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.
Conservation of América Tropical
A Getty Conservation Institute project on the conservation of the David Alfaro Siqueiros mural America Tropical in LA.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 ...

Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: History of Photograph Conservation
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.
The Lumière Autochrome: History, Technology, and ...
The story of the first industrially produced form of color photography.
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.
Cave Temples of Dunhuang Exhibit (News Item)
Announcement of this exhibit at the Getty Center, May to September 2016. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects ...
Overview of theoretical concepts as well as hands-on guidance on application of color science.
Landmarks of a New Generation: User's Manual
Companion volume to Landmarks of a New Generation books detailing how to develop a Landmarks project.
Conference: National Summit on Emergency Response
A summary of a conference that focused on the development of a national emergency infrastructure to safeguard cultural heritage.
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.
Climate Effects on Museum Objects: The Need for Monitoring ...

Collections Dept. | Getty Conservation Institute
Studying movable cultural heritage.
Lecture: Modern Art in Los Angeles: An Evening with De Wain ...
This conversation with the artist looks at the production, conservation & display challenges around Valentine's work. Includes video.
Conserving Contemporary Art: Issues, Methods, Materials ...
A comprehensive overview of the consideration faced by conservators of modern and contemporary art.
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.
Characterizing Materials | Getty Conservation Institute
Teaching resources on characterizing materials developed for the Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquers workshops.
Lucio Fontana: The Artist's Materials
The first technical study in English of one of the most influential post-war Italian artists.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Guidelines, Reproduction, Digitization Issues
Historical Perspectives in the Conservation of Works of Art on ...
A compilation of more than 95 texts tracing development of conservation of works of art on paper.
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.
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Microscopic Investigation of Photographs
Conservation of Photographic Materials
Session Outline: Introduction to Course and Course Website