Lectures and Conferences
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Design, Transform, Conserve: The Remaking of Sunnylands

From the Field: Conserving Southern California's Modern ...
December 2014 public program highlighting 6 L.A. preservation projects.
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.
Finishing Touches: Conserving Wall Paintings and Other ...
Details and video of a Getty Conservation Institute panel discussion on April 14, 2010.
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.
Cave of the Silken Web
Outdoor screening of this 1927 Chinese silent film in the Getty Museum courtyard.
Modern Snapshots from the Field
December 2015 public event featuring presentations from L.A. architecture and preservation firms.
Conference: Ancient and Historic Metals: Conservation and ...
Summary of a symposium that addressed the technology, history, structure, and corrosion of ancient and historic metalwork.
Everyday Modernism in the California Landscape
Lectures & panel discussion on conservation strategies for California Modernist buildings.
Dunhuang Cave Art
Peter Sellars and Robert Thurman discuss Dunhuang and Vimalakirti Sutra as sources of inspiration.
Conference: Seismic Protection of Historic Buildings and ...
An international colloquium that reviewed seismic stabilization of historic buildings and monuments sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Conference: National Summit on Emergency Response (1994 ...
A summary of a conference that focused on the development of a national emergency infrastructure to safeguard 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.
Conference: Conservation of Cultural Property within the ...
Summary of a seminar about the importance of preserving historic city centers and ensembles of cultural property.
East and West of Dunhuang: Music Carried on the Wind
Master musicians & scholar-performers in a concert highlighting cultures that came together to shape Dunhuang caves.
Conference: Modern Paints Uncovered Symposium
Summary of the 2006 Modern Paints Uncovered symposium, co-organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, Tate, and the National Gallery of Art.
Conference: Conference on the Conservation of Ancient Sites ...
A summary of a conference that focused on the conservation of the Mogao grottoes in China sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Conference: 2nd International Conference on Conservation of ...
A summary of a conference sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute on the conservation and management of Silk Road grotto sites.
Conference: Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and ...
A summary of a conference that brought together specialists working in the fields of historical painting techniques.
Lecture: Heritage in the 21st Century City: Managing Growth ...
Details and video of a public lecture on Heritage in the 21st Century City: Managing Growth, Obsolescence, and Change at the Getty Center, June 8, 2011.
Heaven and Hell on the Silk Road
Lecture on the introduction of the concepts of karma and rebirth into China.
Exploring Pollock
Film screening and discussion related to Jackson Pollock's seminal painting, Mural (1943).
Minding the Gap: The Role of Contemporary Architecture in ...
A May 2013 symposium with Richard Meier, Denise Scott Brown, Richard Rogers, Robert Stern, and Paul Goldberger.
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.
Yale Center for British Art by Louis I. Kahn: A Conservation ...
Conservation architects discuss their development of the conservation plan for the Yale Center for British Art. January 17, 2013
Pop-Up Summer Residencies: the Silk Road Ensemble
Silk Road ensemble creates musical events inspired by exhibit, Cave Temples of Dunhuang.
Lecture: Sustainability and Heritage in a World of Change
Details and video of a January 2011 public lecture at the Getty Center on sustainability and cultural heritage.
Conference: Conservation of Cultural Property in Asia and the ...
A summary of a symposium that focused on conservation issues in Asia and the Pacific sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
The Diamond Sutra: A Story of Printing, Piety, and ...
Lecture exploring the many facets of this sacred Mahayana Buddhist text.
Building Seagram
Phyllis Lambert discusses history of New York's Seagram Building in this public lecture.
Conference: Preservation of the Architectural Heritage of Asia ...
A summary of a conference to explore courses of action to preserve the cultural heritage of Asia sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Conference: The Object in Transition
Information about The Object in Transition, a conference held at the Getty Center in January 2008.
Helen Pashgian: Transcending the Material
Helen Pashgian uses industrial materials such as polyester, epoxy, and acrylic plastics to create sculptures and installations that explore light and perception.
Global, Regional, and Local Efforts in Conserving Modern ...
A panel of experts explore the ways conservation of modern architecture is being addressed by professionals and organizations worldwide. Dec. 4, 2012
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.
Conference: Conservation of Archaeological Sites in the ...
A summary of a conference devoted to the investigation of processes used to manage archaeological sites sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Lecture: Object in Transition, Contemporary Voices
Details and video of a panel discussion at the Getty Center featuring artists Rachel Harrison, Paul McCarthy, and Doris Salcedo.
Lecture: Climate Change and Preserving Cultural Heritage in ...
Details and video of a panel discussion at the Getty Center featuring Frances Anderton, Ted Bardacke, Sheryl Carter, Patrice Frey, and Sarah Staniforth
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.
Conference: An International Meeting on the Study of Oriental ...
A summary of an international meeting held in Japan on the preservation of Oriental Lacquer (urushi) co-organized by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Continuity and Change: Approaches to Conserving Modern ...
Wessel de Jonge, architect and co-founder of DOCOMOMO discusses restoration and reuse of Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam.
Lectures & Conferences | Getty Conservation Institute
A list of events in the Conservation Matters lecture series.
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.
The Villa Savoye: A Manifesto for Modernity
Public lecture discussing the conservation management plan for this renowned house by Le Corbusier.
The World in the Year 1000: The View from Dunhuang
Lecture on the larger historical context of the caves at Mogao, city of Dunhuang, and surrounding region.
Westminster Abbey: For Ever New
Dr. John R. Hall, Dean of Westminster, explores the history of this magnificent Abbey. Sept. 23, 2013
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.
The Final Passage: Chauvet-Pont d'Arc Cave
December 2015 film screening of The Final Passage: Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave followed by panel discussion.
Lecture: Spanning History: Bridges of the Los Angeles River
Details and audio of a panel discussion held on April 10, 2008 at the Getty Center.
Lecture: Art as Evidence: The Scientific Investigation of Works ...
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute panel discussion on December 1, 2009.
Lecture: Out in the Open: Conservation Challenges of Outdoor ...
Details and video of a panel discussion on management and care of outdoor artworks held at the Getty Center on May 25, 2012
Conference: In Situ Archaeological Conservation (1986)
Summary of a forum to discuss the problems associated with conserving archaeological materials, with special regard for sites and those objects which remain in situ.
Conserving the Eames House: A Case Study in Conservation
Details of a January 2015 lecture on the conservation of the Eames House.
Dunhuang Inspired: An Evening with Tan Dun
Tan Dun discusses his new commission inspired by Dunhuang and its wall paintings.
Conference: 28th International Archaeometry Symposium ...
A summary of a symposium that focused on archaeometry.
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.
The Care of Time and the Dimensions of Conservation at the ...
Lecture on the efforts to preserve the Mogao Grottes in China.
Icons in Plastic
Experts discussed issues related to the conservation of design objects made with plastics in this January 2014 public panel.
Lectures & Conferences
A list of events in the Conservation Matters lecture series.
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.