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Newsletter 8.3 Fall 1993
Newsletter conversation with Jamil Mahuad Witt, mayor of Quito, Ecuador.
Key Resources
List of policy documents, online resources, books, journals, and proceedings related to heritage inventories. From Vol.28.2, Fall 2013.
A Note from the Director (Article)
Foreword from Director Tim Whalen on this issue focused on photograph conservation. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Finishing Touches: Conserving Wall Paintings and Other ...
Details and video of a Getty Conservation Institute panel discussion on April 14, 2010.
Newsletter 8.1 Winter 1993
Newsletter article about the 16th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 1992.
Facing Disaster: The Importance of Heritage Inventories in ...
Article discussing importance of heritage inventories in emergency preparation and response. From Volume 28.2, Fall 2013
"Historic Cities” issue. Fall 2011 (PDF Edition)
Entire newsletter, including articles, roundtable discussion, list of key resources, and news items. Vol. 26. 2
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.
Newsletter 9.2 Summer 1994

The Ideal Climate, Risk Management, the ASHRAE Chapter ...
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
Newsletter 17.2 Summer 2002
Newsletter article on the preservation of the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima, Japan as a symbol of world peace.
Assessing the Values of Cultural Heritage: Research Report
Focuses on methods of identifying, articulating, and establishing cultural significance. 3rd in a series from Research on Values of Heritage project.
Visitor Management and Carrying Capacity at World Heritage ...
Extended abstracts of presentations from this 2013 international colloquium at the Mogao Grottoes.
Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research
This is the second edition authored by Eric Doehne and C.A. Price.
Proceedings of the GSAP 2006 Colloquium
Proceedings of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project 2006 Colloquium. Available in in 23 downloadable sections or as one PDF file.
Incentives for the Preservation and Rehabilitation of Historic ...
Guidebook for homeowners in Los Angeles to identify financial, tax, and regulatory incentives of benefit to owners of older residential properties.
A Climate Control System for Hollybourne Cottage, Jekyll ...
Humidistat-controlled mechanical ventilation & space heating system studied for creating a preservation environment in warm, humid climate regions.
Seismic Retrofitting
News from February 2013 campaign to Peru for GCI's Seismic Retrofitting Project. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Newsletter 14.1 Spring 1999
Newsletter article examining a Getty Conservation Institute research project to retrofit historic adobe structures.
RECORDIM: Guiding Principles & Illustrated Examples
Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places: Guiding Principles (one PDF file) & Illustrated Examples (seven PDF files).
Brasilia: Preservation of a Modernist City (article)
Addresses preservation issues of this capitol city of Brazil. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site: A ...
A values-based case study of this historic site in Canada. 1 of 4 case studies undertaken by the GCI’s Research on the Values of Heritage project.
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.
Survey of Damage to Historic Adobe Buildings
Survey of damage to these historic structures following the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake
Experts' Bibliography
Selected research in climate management from participants in the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies.
Palace Sculptures of Abomey
Includes details of collaboration between Benin Ministry of Culture & Communications and GCI to conserve the bas-reliefs of Abomey.
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
Call for Case Studies for the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative.
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.
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.
Newsletter 6.1 Fall 1991
Newsletter article examining issues associated with the preservation of historic cities.
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.
Eames House Conservation (News Item)
GCI and Eames Foundation are developing a conservation & maintenance plan for house. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Key Resources
List of key books, journals, and online resources on conservation of modern architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Controlled Ventilation and Heating to Preserve Collections in ...
Paper on research into viable alternatives to air-conditioning systems that are economically sustainable, robust and technologically simple to operate.
Newsletter 14.3 Fall 1999
Newsletter essay considering varying conceptions of monuments and sites for conservation and heritage preservation.
Heritage Values in Site Management
Four case studies examining the creations and management of heritage values.
Proceedings 9th World Congress of the Organization of World ...
Proceedings from the Organization of World Heritage Cities 9th World Congress.
"Heritage Inventories" issue. Fall 2013 (PDF Edition)
Entire newsletter, including articles, roundtable discussion, list of key resources, and news items. Vol. 28 no.2
El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles
This illustrated historical narrative recounts the birthplace of Los Angeles.
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.
Conference: Conservation of Cultural Property within the ...
Summary of a seminar about the importance of preserving historic city centers and ensembles of cultural property.
Investigations of Climate Control Alternatives for Cultural ...
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
Terra (1998–2005)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that promotes earthen architectural heritage conservation through international cooperation.
Modernity, Temporality, and Materiality: A Discussion on ...
Experts discuss the conservation of modern architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
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.
Cultural Heritage Policy Documents
A list of charters, with links to full text documents, tracing the development of cultural policy since 1904.
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.
Urushi: Proceedings of the Urushi Study Group
Twenty-two papers covering historical aspects of urushi objects, techniques and conservation of urushi decoration, and scientific and technical examination of the objects. From 1985 conference.
China Principles
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation guidelines for cultural heritage sites in China.
Planning and Engineering Guidelines for the Seismic ...
Guidelines are the result of 12 years of research undertaken by the Getty Seismic Adobe Project (GASP) on seismic stabilization of historic adobe structures.
Newsletter 8.3 Fall 1993
Newsletter feature article on efforts by the Getty Conservation Institute to restore the colonial center of Quito, Ecuador.
From Conservation Heating to Slow
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
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.
Managing Change and Modern Landscapes
Examines public engagement in conserving modern architecture and modern landscape architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Modern Architecture Initiative (News Item)
GCI launches a new initiative to advance conservation of 20th-century heritage. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
GCI e-Bulletin, April 2009
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
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.
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.
Resources - Newsletter 9.3 Fall 1994 (Getty Conservation)
Newsletter article about seismic stabilization of historic structures in the Balkans by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Values and Heritage Conservation: Research Report
Results of research on values and benefits of cultural heritage conservation undertaken by the GCI through its Agora Initiative.
Newsletter 14.2 Summer 1999
Newsletter article describing a project to conserve the main retablo, Church of Santo Domingo, Yanhuitlán, Oaxaca.
Taking Stock (Discussion)
A discussion among experts in the field on heritage inventories and decision making. From Vol. 28.2, Fall 2013.
Los Angeles Historic Resource Survey Project
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to research and implement a comprehensive citywide survey of historic resources in Los Angeles.
Damage Assessment of Historic Earthen Buildings After the ...
Assessment of historic earthen sites damaged in the August 15, 2007, Pisco, Peru, earthquake.
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
Details of our work on the teak window wall assemblies at the Salk Biological Institute designed by Louis Kahn.
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.
Newsletter 8.3 Fall 1993
Newsletter article on a conference in Cairo, Egypt, convened to expedite assistance in the aftermath of the 1992 earthquake.
Newsletter 17.2 Summer 2002
Newsletter feature article on the preservation of sites of hurtful memory.
The Los Angeles Watts Towers
Recounts story of Simon Rodia and his creation and its preservation and the history of Watts.
Conserving Twentieth-Century Built Heritage: A Bibliography
An extensive subject bibliography on the conservation of modern architectural materials.
Newsletter 19.3 Fall 2004
Newsletter feature article on partnerships for heritage conservation.
Providing Safe and Practical Environments for Cultural ...
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
The Eames House: Conserving a California Icon (article)
Provides information on the GCI project to create a conservation management and maintenance plan for this iconic house. From Vol .28.1, Spring 2013.
Palace Sculptures of Abomey
Available in five sections as downloadable PDFs.
6th International Conference on Earthen Architecture
6th International Conference on the Conservation of Earthen Architecture: Adobe 90 Preprints, Available in four separate sections as downloadable PDF files.
Heritage Values, Stakeholders and Consensus Building
Overview of a Conservation Institute project to advance the ability of heritage professionals to constructively engage with stakeholders.
Terra Literature Review: An Overview of Earthen Architecture ...
An overview of research in earthen architecture conservation.
Microbial Contamination in Museums & Archives—Health ...
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
Newsletter 16.3 Fall 2001
Newsletter feature article examining value-led planning for cultural heritage sites.
Climate Control Systems Design: Twenty-Five Years Later & ...
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
Historic Buildings, Collections and Sites (2002–2003)
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute course offered in partnership with University College London.
Economics and Heritage Conservation: A Meeting Organized ...
Report of a 1998 meeting to discuss the potential for collaboration and conflict when economic and cultural values are brought together.
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.
Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and ...
Reprint of 1995 guide developed by US National Park System. New preface.
Inventories and Heritage Management: The Australian ...
Examines heritage inventories in Australia. From Volume 28.2, Fall 2013
Newsletter 17.2 Summer 2002
Newsletter discussion about the preservation of places with difficult pasts.
Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road (1997)
Proceedings of an October 1993 international conference at the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang.
Managing Change: Sustainable Approaches to the ...
Examines issues of sustainability as they related to heritage conservation.
The Conservation of Decorated Surfaces on Earthen ...
Proceedings from this 2004 colloquium organized by the GCI and National Park Service.
Building Seagram
Phyllis Lambert discusses history of New York's Seagram Building in this public lecture.
Earthen Architecture Initiative Seismic Retrofitting Project: A ...
A bibliography to aid conservation professionals understand built earthen heritage sites & how they respond to earthquakes.
Changing the Heritage Inventory Paradigm: The Arches Open ...
Feature on Arches, an open source geospatial web application of cultural heritage inventory and management. From Volume 28.2, Fall 2013
Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management ...
Edited transcript from this 2007 GCI-sponsored experts’ meeting in Tenerife, Spain.
Newsletter 15.2 Summer 2000
Newsletter article examining the Getty Grant Program, the philanthropic arm of the J. Paul Getty Trust.
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.
Didactic Case Study of Jarash, Jordan
Case study of management of Jarash for use in academic programs, courses, and workshops. Available in 8 downloadable sections or as 1 file.
Conservation and Seismic Strengthening of Byzantine ...
Results of a four-year study of seismic retrofitting techniques for these ancient churches.