Modern & contemporary art
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A Safe Place: Storage Strategies for Plastics (Article)
A look at how to store art works made of plastics for preservation.
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.
Newsletter 13.2 Summer 1998
Newsletter conversation with Los Angeles-based painter, printmaker, photographer, and filmmaker Ed. Ruscha.
The Material of Many Possibilities (Discussion)
Conservation experts discuss ways of conserving works made of plastics.
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 and Care of Sculptural Monuments (Article)
Examines conservation issues related to these outdoor works. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.
Animation Cels: Preserving a Portion of Cinematic History ...
GCI and Disney's Animation Research Library are collaborating on preservation of plastic animation cels.
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.
Artists' Materials & Processes: Larry Bell (News Item)
Materials and fabrication processes of Larry Bell researched and documented. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Contemporary Architecture Symposium Held (News item)
Recap of Minding the Gap Symposium held at Getty Center in May 2013. From Vol.28.2, Fall 2013
Conservation of América Tropical
A Getty Conservation Institute project on the conservation of the David Alfaro Siqueiros mural America Tropical in LA.
Ephemeral Monuments: History and Conservation of ...
This book on history and conservation of installation art is now available for purchase. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
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.
Newsletter 17.3 Fall 2002
Newsletter feature article on conservation science and modern paintings.
Eames House Conservation (News Item)
GCI and Eames Foundation are developing a conservation & maintenance plan for house. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Newsletter 17.3 Fall 2002
Newsletter discussion about the conservation of modern and contemporary art.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter roundtable discussion on ethical dilemmas in modern and contemporary art conservation.
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.
Art in LA
Information on this project, which is part of Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
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.
POPART Comes to GCI (News Item)
GCI hosts POPART and presents work at March 2012 conference. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
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.
GCI e-Bulletin, April 2009
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and ...
Reissue of the 1995 National Parks Service guide.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on the cleaning of acrylic emulsion paintings.
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 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter feature article on conservation of modern and contemporary art.
Exploring Pollock
Film screening and discussion related to Jackson Pollock's seminal painting, Mural (1943).
The Los Angeles Watts Towers
Recounts story of Simon Rodia and his creation and its preservation and the history of Watts.
Conserving Contemporary Art (News Item)
This book examining issues methods, materials and research, is now available for purchase. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Less is More: Minimally Invasive Methods to Repair Plastic ...
Research into how to repair art and design objects made of plastic.
Experts' Meeting for Mural
A January 2013 experts meeting was held on study and treatment of Jackson Pollock’s
CAPS Workshop in Australia (News Item)
In December 2013 the Art Gallery of New South Wales hosted this workshop on cleaning acrylic paints.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on conservation of plastics in modern and contemporary works of art.
Willem de Kooning: The Artist's Materials
An in-depth study of the paintings of Willem de Kooning from the 1940s to 1970s.
Research into Practice Initiative
Develops training workshops, colloquia, and similar events to present scientific advances from research undertaken by the GCI and its partners.
Mural Archive Now Available (News Item)
Ernest A. Long Outdoor Mural Image Archive available through GRI. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Outdoor Painted Surfaces
Details of a GCI project to research paints used in twentieth-and twenty-first-century outdoor painted works of art.
Continuing the Siqueiros Legacy: A Mural Tour of Eastside LA
A tour of Eastside Los Angeles murals inspired by the message and imagery of David Alfaro Siqueiros on Oct. 20 and 27, 2012.
Newsletter 13.2 Summer 1998
Newsletter article examining conservation issues associated with a sculpture by Brancusi and a contemporary installation.
Conference: The Object in Transition
Information about The Object in Transition, a conference held at the Getty Center in January 2008.
From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column
Presents the fascinating story behind the making of De Wain Valentine's monumental sculpture, Gray Column.
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.
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.
The Return of América Tropical
Discusses the project to conserve and make publically available this mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.
The Villa Savoye: A Manifesto for Modernity
Public lecture discussing the conservation management plan for this renowned house by Le Corbusier.
Exhibition: Jackson Pollock's Mural (News Item)
On view through June 1, 2014 at the Getty Center.
GCI e-Bulletin, February 2009
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
Mortality Immortality?
Professionals offer their perspectives on the artist intent, the art market, and evolving media technologies.
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
Analysis of Modern Paints
Outlines techniques employed to analyze synthetic resins in modern painting materials.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
This workshop series seeks to integrate ongoing scientific research with the latest perspectives on cleaning technology within art conservation.
Conserving Outdoor Sculpture
Presents research on the materials and construction techniques of the Stark Collection at the Getty.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA).
Temporary Art? Outdoor Sculptures in Fiberglass-Reinforced ...
Addresses the conservation of outdoor fiberglass-reinforced polyester sculptures. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.
Art in LA (News Item)
Technical studies completed on four artists with publication due in 2015.
GCI e-Bulletin, April 2010
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on important resources in the conservation of modern and contemporary art.
Modern Paints
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute Project which addresses questions regarding the character of modern paint materials.
Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative
A multifaceted, long-term initiative for the varied conservation needs of modern and contemporary art.
Key Resources (article)
Books, journals, conference proceedings, and online resources for conservation of public art. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.