Modern and Contemporary Art
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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.
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.
Projects, events, and publications
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Frank Preusser (1944–2017) (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
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.
Surface Treatment Strategies for Outdoor Painted Sculpture
Workshop series designed to provide conservators with tools to develop effective treatment strategies.
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.
Imaging in Service to Built Heritage: A Canadian Perspective
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
The Siqueiros Legacy: Challenges of Conserving the Artist's ...
Papers are from the two-day symposium The Siqueiros Legacy: Challenges of Conserving the Artist’s Monumental Murals, which took place at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on October 16-17, 2012.
Collection Environment Field Activities
Team members from Collection Environment Field Activities
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.
Looking Deeper: A Discussion about Imaging and ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
An Evening with Analia Saban and Gabriel Kuri
Screening of two short documentaries followed by a conversation with GCI scientist Rachel Rivenc.
Exhibition: Jackson Pollock's Mural (News Item)
On view through June 1, 2014 at the Getty Center.
Editorial and Production staff for GCI Newsletter
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
"It's All Imaging to Me": Documentation, Investigation ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Media in Transition Conference (News Item)
Announcement of this three-day conference at Tate in London. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Color Science and the Visual Arts (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
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
Hans Hofmann: The Artist's Materials (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Analysis of Modern Paints
Outlines techniques employed to analyze synthetic resins in modern painting materials.
Conserving Outdoor Painted Sculpture: Proceedings Modern ...
Collection of 17 papers presented at a June 2013 symposium held at the Kröller-Müller Museum.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
This workshop series seeks to integrate ongoing scientific research with the latest perspectives on cleaning technology within art conservation.
Preservation of Plastics
Analytical studies on plastics in cultural heritage
Conserving Outdoor Sculpture
Presents research on the materials and construction techniques of the Stark Collection at the Getty.
The Restoration of Paintings in Paris, 1750-1815: Practice ...
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Awards (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
The Conservation of Twentieth-Century Outdoor Painted ...
Report from the 2012 meeting at Metropolitan Museum of Art to discuss issues and challenges in conserving this art.
Abstract Expressionism (News Item)
Announcement of this one-day symposium at the Getty Center in November 2015. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA).
Preservation of Plastics
Research studies on animation cels from the Disney Animation Research Library
Temporary Art? Outdoor Sculptures in Fiberglass-Reinforced ...
Addresses the conservation of outdoor fiberglass-reinforced polyester sculptures. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.
Priorities in Conserving Community Murals
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 Jon Pounds' conservation projects in Chicago.
Salk Institute for Biological Studies Conservation Project: Teak ...
Report from phase one of project to address long term care of window wall assemblies.
Icons in Plastic
Experts discussed issues related to the conservation of design objects made with plastics in this January 2014 public panel.
Art in LA (News Item)
Technical studies completed on four artists with publication due in 2015.
Jim Druzik Retires (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column
Presents the fascinating story behind the making of De Wain Valentines monumental sculpture, Gray Column.
Field Campaign at Tomb of Tutankhamen (News Item)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on important resources in the conservation of modern and contemporary art.
Three Decades of GCI Science (Article)
A look at 30 years of the GCI's work in conservation science. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Projects, events, and publications
List of new items in the Conservation of China issue. From Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 2016.
Modern Paints
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute Project which addresses questions regarding the character of modern paint materials.
Concrete Art in Argentina and Brazil
Researching material & process-based decisions made by artists working in concrete and Neo-concrete vein in Latin America.
Surface Treatment Strategies for Outdoor Painted Sculpture
Publications related to the conservation of outdoor painted sculpture
Surface Treatment Strategies for Outdoor Painted Sculpture
Details for 2018 workshop at the Getty Center
Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative
A multifaceted, long-term initiative for the varied conservation needs of modern and contemporary art.
Key Resources
Books, journals, conference proceedings, and online resources for conservation of public art. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.