Conservation Principles and Methods
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Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects ...
Overview of theoretical concepts as well as hands-on guidance on application of color science.
Terra Consortium: Guidelines for Institutional Collaboration
A document outlining the establishment of Project Terra.
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.
Insect Control with the Fumigant Vikane (1986–1990)
Overview and details of a past GCI project to investigate potential adverse effects of Vikane on museum artifacts and historic structures.
Scholar Applications Now Being Accepted (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Surface Treatment Strategies for Outdoor Painted Sculpture
List of partners and team members for this workshop series for conservators
Chinese Colleagues at the GCI (News Item)
Colleagues arrived for a 3-month training and capacity building program. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012
Heritage Values in Site Management
Four case studies examining the creations and management of heritage values.
Changing Views of Textile Conservation
Eighty-one readings in the practice of textile conservation.
Evaluation of Lime-Based Hydraulic Injection Grouts for ...
A manual of laboratory and field test methods to test, evaluate, and select appropriate injection grouts for architectural surfaces.
Historical Perspectives in the Conservation of Works of Art on ...
A compilation of more than 95 texts tracing development of conservation of works of art on paper.
The Use of Oxygen-Free Environments in the Control of ...
Discusses use of nitrogen as the inert gas used to replace oxygen and types of treatment chambers.
Permanence and Application of Conservation Materials (1983 ...
Overview and details of a past GCI program of research into the permanence and application of conservation materials.
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.
Surface Treatment Strategies for Outdoor Painted Sculpture
Overview of this workshop series for conservators
Conservation of Photographic Materials (1987–1994)
A summary of training courses on the conservation and preventive care of photographic materials sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
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.
Facing Challenges of Panel Paintings Conservation (2011)
Proceedings of a 2009 Getty symposium examining directions and developments in the field over the previous 15 years. Downloadable in 5 sections.
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.
MOSAIKON (News item)
An update on this regional initiative. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
MOSAIKON Initiative
Initiative dedicated to improving the conservation, presentation and maintenance of mosaics in the southern and eastern Mediterranean.
Bulla Regia Model Conservation Project
Through planning and conservation activities at one site, this project aims to demonstrate best practices in the conservation of in situ mosaics.
Investigations of Climate Control Alternatives for Cultural ...
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
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.
In the Wake of Quakes (Feature Article)
Profile of the Seismic Retrofitting Project in Peru. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Collection Environment Field Activities
A project examining real-life situations in the field in order to investigate environmental strategies for collections
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
This initiative seeks to identify and address conservation challenges to modern architecture through a research and implementation program.
Copper and Bronze in Art
A review of the literature on copper and its alloys.
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.
Preventive Conservation (1990–1995)
A summary of a training course sponsored by the GCI that addressed the management of environmental conditions for collections.
Collection-Environment Field Activities
Assessing museum collections housed in in challenging environments
Cultural Heritage Policy Documents | Getty Conservation ...
A list of charters, with links to full text documents, tracing the development of cultural policy since 1904.
The GCI Newsletter, Conservation Perspectives Spring 2015
List of articles in the Seismic Retrofitting issue. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
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
National guidelines for cultural heritage conservation and management in China.
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.
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.
Bringing Order to Chaos (Article)
Discusses managing seismic risk for historic structures. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Issues in the Conservation of Paintings
More than 70 texts on paintings conservation, many appearing in English for the first time.
The Conservation of Cave 85 at the Mogao Grottoes ...
A Collaborative Project of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Dunhuang Academy.
Latin American Consortium (1997–2002)
Details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for training to enhance preventive conservation in Latin America.
Newsletter 14.1 Spring 1999
Newsletter discussion of economics and the conservation of cultural heritage, Getty Conservation Institute, December 1998.
Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang: Art and History on the ...
Lavish color photographs of the caves and their art and a history of the Silk Road create a vivid portrait of this remarkable site.
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 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.
Colloquium to Advance Practice of Conserving Modern ...
Report from this 2013 event to discuss state of field and to identify areas of need.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Site Conservation at Mogao and Yungang Grottoes (1990 ...
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project for the implementation of site conservation strategies in China.
From Conservation Heating to Slow
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces

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.
Modern Architecture Initiative (News Item)
GCI launches a new initiative to advance conservation of 20th-century heritage. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Archaeological Conservation and Site Management (1987 ...
A summary of training courses on the care and conservation of archaeological sites and materials sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Methodology for the Conservation of Polychromed Wooden ...
Bibliography offers a practical working tool for supporting study & research required for intervention on wooden altarpieces.
Key Resources (List)
Imaging in Conservation. From Vol. 32.1, Spring 2017.
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.
Principles of Experimental Design for Art Conservation ...
Covers both practical and statistical aspects of design and both laboratory experiments on art materials and clinical experiments with art objects.
Newsletter 22.3 Fall 2007
Newsletter feature article on the conservation of digital photographic prints.
Maya Initiative (1999–2009)
Overview and details of a past GCI initiative to reinforce and develop conservation practices in order to resolve common problems in the Maya region.
Seismic Retrofitting Project
Seismic retrofitting techniques and maintenance programs for earthen buildings in Peru.
Teamwork for Integrated Emergency Management (2004 ...
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project on integrated emergency management for museums and other cultural institutions.
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.
Port Arthur Historic Site: A Case Study
Values-based case study of this historic site in Australia. 1 of 4 case studies undertaken by the GCI’s Research on the Values of Heritage project.
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.
Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road (2010)
Proceedings of the second international conference from 2004 at the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang. Downloadable in 11 sections.
Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
Information on the July 2017 CAPS workshop at Hamburger Kunsthalle.
Desalination of Porous Building Materials (2006–2010)
Overview of a past GCI project to establish guidelines for conservators on the use of desalination systems for building materials.
Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment
Annotated bibliography on range of views on what constitutes appropriate new development within a historic area.
Newsletter 24.2 Fall 2009
Newsletter article on the cleaning of acrylic emulsion paintings.
Damage Assessment of Historic Earthen Buildings After the ...
Assessment of historic earthen sites damaged in the August 15, 2007, Pisco, Peru, earthquake.
Buildings & Sites Dept. | Getty Conservation Institute
Developing model field projects.
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer
May 2017 workshop in Amsterdam exploring newly developed analytical procedures
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.
Conserving Outdoor Painted Sculpture (News Item)
Announcement of the publication of proceedings from this 2013 symposium. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Conservation of Wall Paintings
Proceedings of a 1987 symposium to facilitate dialogue and exchange of information among those involved in wall paintings conservation.
Seismic Stabilization of Historic Adobe Structures
Describes tests performed on model adobe buildings to evaluate seismic damage mitigation techniques.
Newsletter 19.2 Summer 2004
Newsletter article examining principles of heritage conservation in Asia.
Managing Collection Environments Initiative
Developing a toolkit for quantifying climate-induced change in wooden objects
Conserving Twentieth-Century Built Heritage: A Bibliography
An extensive subject bibliography on the conservation of modern architectural materials.
Refashioning and Redress: Conserving and Displaying Dress
Seventeen case studies on conservation and presentation of dress in museums.
Providing Safe and Practical Environments for Cultural ...
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
Conservation Guest Scholars, Postdoctoral Fellowships & ...
Information on the conservation guest scholar and postdoctoral fellowship programs at the Getty Conservation Institute.
Newsletter 15.3 Fall 2000
Newsletter feature article examining evolving conceptions of cleaning works of art and historic monuments.
Herculaneum (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
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.
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer (News Item ...
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
Preventive Conservation (Article)
A look at 30 years of research, training, and projects in preventive conservation. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Graduate Internship Program (News Item)
Conserving modern paints. From Vol. 31.2, Fall 2016.
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.
Newsletter 14.3 Fall 1999
Newsletter essay considering changing attitudes towards issues associated with the repatriation of cultural objects and artifacts.
6th International Conference on Earthen Architecture
Available in four separate sections as downloadable PDF files.
Epidemiology: Basic Ideas Applied to Museum Collections
Summary and discussion paper from 2015 meeting on application of epidemiological concepts to cultural heritage.
Heritage Values, Stakeholders and Consensus Building
Overview of a Conservation Institute project to advance the ability of heritage professionals to constructively engage with stakeholders.
Keep it Moving? Conserving Kinetic Art (News Item)
Announcement of this 2016 conference in Milan. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Terra Literature Review: An Overview of Earthen Architecture ...
An overview of research in earthen architecture conservation.
Document on Retablos 2002
Recommendations for management and intervention of altarpieces.