Modern and 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.
Imaging at Work at the GCI
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Modern and Contemporary Art Symposia (News Item)
Recap of FAR-SITED , Abstract Expressionism, and Media in Transition conferences co-organized by GCI. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
The Material of Many Possibilities (Discussion)
Conservation experts discuss ways of conserving works made of plastics.
2016-17 Graduate Interns (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
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 and Rehabilitation Plan for Tighermt (Kasbah) ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
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.
David Alfaro Siqueiros: Murals in Los Angeles
Selected bibliography focused on the murals painted by Siqueiros in Los Angeles in 1932.
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.
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.
Modern Oils Research Consortium Formed (News Item)
GCI becomes founding partner in this international consortium. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Symposium on Values in Heritage Management (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Preservation of Plastics
Surveying plastic objects in design collections
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.
House Paints
Traces history of household paint industry in the US and UK over first half of 20th century.
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.
Newsletter 31.2: Conserving Modern Paints (Spring 2016)
Table of contents for Conservation Perspectives: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, vol. 31, no. 2 (2016).
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.
Preservation of Plastics
Long-term project to study wide range of plastics to understand how to prevent or slow down their degradation.
Everyday Modernism in the California Landscape
Lectures & panel discussion on conservation strategies for California Modernist buildings.
AATA Field Editors Retire (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
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.
Recent Developments in the Cleaning of Modern Paints
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Preservation of Plastics
Publications and websites related to plastics conservation
Editorial and Production staff for GCI Newsletter
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces

Video Available (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
2016-17 Conservation Guest Scholars (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Newsletter 17.3 Fall 2002
Newsletter feature article on conservation science and modern paintings.
Ephemeral Monuments: History and Conservation of ...
Explores questions and dilemmas faced by those who care for art installations.
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.
Getty Hub (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter roundtable discussion on ethical dilemmas in modern and contemporary art conservation.
Scholar Applications Now Being Accepted (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Hans Hofmann: The Artist's Materials
Presents a thorough examination of German-American artist Hans Hofmann’s late-career materials.
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.
Lucio Fontana: The Artist's Materials
The first technical study in English of one of the most influential post-war Italian artists.
Art in LA
Information on this project, which is part of Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Archaeology and Conservation Education Roundtable (News ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
The Gift of Absence: Mural Restoration in a Policy Void
Essay is one part of a 3-part examination of community murals. Others are John Pitman Weber's discussion on which murals get saved and Timothy Drescher's conservation of community murals.
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.
Work with Disney ARL Continues (News Item)
Update on the GCI's collaboration with Disney to develop storage conditions for animation cels. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Made in Los Angeles (News Item)
Announcement of the publication of this new book. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Newsletter 27.2: Conservation of Public Art (Fall 2012)
Table of contents for Conservation Perspectives: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, vol. 27, no. 2 (2012).
Visualizing Conservation Science: Communicating Data ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Art in LA
A study of materials and fabrication processes by L.A.-based artists and implications these have for conservation.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces

Eric F. Hansen (1949–2016) (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Documenting Spiral Jetty (2009)
Multimedia presentation of documentation work conducted at Spiral Jetty, a monumental earthwork in Utah.
Key Resources (List)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Preservation of Plastics
Objects and samples of most common plastics found in museum collections
Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and ...
Reissue of the 1995 National Parks Service guide.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
Information on the July 2017 CAPS workshop at Hamburger Kunsthalle.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on the cleaning of acrylic emulsion paintings.
Before the Paint Hits the Wall
Introductory remarks for the 2003 symposium, Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas.
Preservation of Plastics
Applying research on plastics to case studies
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.
Preservation of Plastics
Repair studies exploring materials and methods to repair plastics
Conserving Contemporary Art (News Item)
This book examining issues methods, materials and research, is now available for purchase. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer (News Item ...
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Graduate Internship Program (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Less is More: Minimally Invasive Methods to Repair Plastic ...
Research into how to repair art and design objects made of plastic.
Keep it Moving? Conserving Kinetic Art (News Item)
Announcement of this 2016 conference in Milan. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Experts' Meeting for Mural (article)
A January 2013 experts meeting was held on study and treatment of Jackson Pollock's Mural, From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
CAPS Workshop in Australia (News Item)
In December 2013 the Art Gallery of New South Wales hosted this workshop on cleaning acrylic paints.
Refashioning and Redress: Conserving and Displaying Dress ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
XRF Workshop Held (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Mosaikon Partners Meeting (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
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.
Preservation of Plastics
Partners, collaborators, and team members for the project
Research into Practice Initiative
Develops training workshops, colloquia, and similar events to present scientific advances from research undertaken by the GCI and its partners.
Projects, events, and publications
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
New Agreements for Arches (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Mural Archive Now Available (News Item)
Ernest A. Long Outdoor Mural Image Archive available through GRI. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Preservation of Plastics
Investigating treatment options for degraded cellulose acetate and cellulose nitrate
Outdoor Sculpture
Details of a GCI project to research paints used in twentieth-and twenty-first-century outdoor painted works of art.
Newsletter 32.1: Imaging in Conservation (Spring 2017)
Table of contents for Conservation Perspectives: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, vol. 32, no. 1 (2017).
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.
Politics and Practice of Community Public Art: Whose Murals ...
Essay is one part of a 3-part examination of community murals. Others are Timothy Drescher's priorities in the conservation of community murals and Jon Pounds' conservation projects in Chicago.