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The Lumière Autochrome: History, Technology, and ...
New book on the history, technology, and preservation of early photographs
Twentieth-Century Color Photographs: Identification and Care
Overview of the history and technology of the major traditional color photographic processes.
The Conservation of Cave 85 at the Mogao Grottoes ...

Issues in the Conservation of Paintings
More than 70 texts on paintings conservation, many appearing in English for the first time.
Modern Paints Uncovered
Papers and posters from the Modern Paints Uncovered symposium at Tate Modern in 2006.
Oxygen-Free Museum Cases
Discusses the use of hermetically sealed cases for the long-term conservation of oxygen-sensitive objects.
Conservation Practices on Archaeological Excavations ...
This user-friendly guide to conservation practices on archaeological excavations covers both structures and artifacts.
Changing Views of Textile Conservation
Eighty-one readings in the practice of textile conservation.
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.
Inert Gases in the Control of Museum Insect Pests
Information on the biological mechanisms by which nontoxic gases kill insects; creating and maintaining an anoxic atmosphere; treatments; and procedures for treating objects.
Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and ...
Reprint of 1995 guide developed by US National Park System. New preface.
Management Planning for Archaeological Sites
Proceedings of a 2000 workshop to discuss challenges faced by archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.
El hilo continuo : la conservaci&ograven de las tradiciones ...
Describes collection of textiles at the Regional Museum of Oaxaca and use of textile tradition in daily life and ceremony.
Personal Viewpoints: Thoughts about Paintings Conservation
Features papers from a Getty Museum conference exploring the nature of paintings conservation.
From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's <em>Gray Column ...
Presents the fascinating story behind the making of De Wain Valentines monumental sculpture, Gray Column.
The Conservation of Archaeological Sites in the ...
Publication, from a 1995 conference, intended to convey discussions and recommendations that identify principal issues and propose possible resolutions.
Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research
This is the second edition authored by Eric Doehne and C.A. Price.
El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles
This illustrated historical narrative recounts the birthplace of Los Angeles.
Palace Sculptures of Abomey
Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls. Available in five sections as downloadable PDFs.
Analysis of Modern Paints
Outlines techniques employed to analyze synthetic resins in modern painting materials.
Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa
A richly illustrated introduction to the Roman-era mosaics of Tunisia.
The Conservation of Decorated Surfaces on Earthen ...
Proceedings from this 2004 colloquium organized by the GCI and National Park Service.
Issues in the Conservation of Photographs
Chronicals development of photo conservation as a profession through 72 essential texts.
Conserving Outdoor Sculpture
Presents research on the materials and construction techniques of the Stark Collection at the Getty.
Lessons Learned
Proceedings from the 9th triennial meeting of the International Committee for Conservation of Mosaics in 2005.
Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road
Papers from the 2nd International Conference on Conservation of Grotto Sites in 2004.
Alkoxysilanes and the Consolidation of Stone
Synthesizes of literature on the use of alkoxysilanes in stone consolidation
Creación de un plan de emergencia: Guía para museos y ...
(Spanish) Step-by-step guide to developing an emergency preparedness and response strategy.
Etablir un plan d'urgence
(French) Step-by-step guide to developing an emergency preparedness and response strategy.
Cave Temples of Mogao: Art and History on the Silk Road
Presents history and development of the cave temple as well as iconography and conservation of the wall paintings.
Managing Change: Sustainable Approaches to the ...
Examines issues of sustainability as they related to heritage conservation.
Monitoring for Gaseous Pollutants in Museum Environments
Examines environmental monitoring for common gaseous pollutants.
Mortality Immortality?
Professionals offer their perspectives on the artist intent, the art market, and evolving media technologies.
Biodeterioration of Stone in Tropical Environments

Conservation of the Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral ...
Selected papers from the 2001 international symposium marking completion of the mosaics conservation.
Solvent Gels for the Cleaning of Works of Art
Examines gels cleaning treatment of paintings and painted works of art.
The Craftsman Revealed: Adriaen de Vries, Sculptor in ...
Results of the technical study of 25 bronzes by Adriaen de Vries.
Heritage Values in Site Management
Four case studies examining the creations and management of heritage values.
Copper and Bronze in Art
A review of the literature on copper and its alloys.
Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects
Overview of theoretical concepts as well as hands-on guidance on application of color science.
The Conservation of Tapestries and Embroideries
The 15 papers in this volume focus on treatments of western European tapestries and ecclesiastical embroideries.
Effects of Light on Materials in Collections
A survey of the impact of exposure to light with emphasis on photoflash and reprographic sources.
The Los Angeles Watts Towers
Recounts story of Simon Rodia and his creation and its preservation and the history of Watts.
Historical and Philosophical Issues in the Conservation of ...
First ever comprehensive collection of text on conservation of art and architecture published in English.
Willem de Kooning: The Artist's Materials
An in-depth study of the paintings of Willem de Kooning from the 1940s to 1970s.
Conservation and Seismic Strengthening of Byzantine ...
Results of a four-year study of seismic retrofitting techniques for these ancient churches.
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.
The Conservation of Artifacts Made from Plant Materials
An informal reference source for practicing conservators working with objects made from plant materials.
The Restoration of Engravings, Drawings, Books, and Other ...
English-language translation of Max Schweidlers 1938 book.
Plant Biology for Cultural Heritage: Biodeterioration and ...
Brings together scientific contributions from field of plant biology relating to biodeterioration and conservation.
Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science
Discusses IR spectroscopy for analysis of museum objects, disseminating sample handling and spectral acquisition techniques applicable to their analysis.
The Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings
Proceedings of a Symposium at the J. Paul Getty Museum, April 1995. Available in four separate sections as downloadable PDF files.
World Rock Art
One of the word's leading experts, Jean Clottes, provides an engaging overview of rock art worldwide.
Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road (1997)
Proceedings of an October 1993 international conference at the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang.
The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes
Contains interpretive data to aid conservators and curators in identifying photographs with similar analytical signatures.
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).
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.
Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics
2011 edition of this handbook for technician training. Includes documentation methodologies and lesson summaries. Available in English, French, and Arabic.
Art and Eternity
Art and Eternity: The Nefertari Wall Paintings Conservation Project, 1986-1992. Available in three separate sections as downloadable PDF files.
House of Eternity: Tomb of Nefertari
Downloadable in 4 sections. Offers insights into Nefertari; the construction and symbolism of royal tombs; GCI's role in conserving and stabilizing the tomb's wall paintings.
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.
The Conservation and Management of the Tomb of ...
Bibliography covers areas related to research needs of the GCI conservation project to conserve and manage Tutankhamen's tomb.
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
Illustrated Glossary: Technician Training for the Maintenance ...
This accompanying glossary to handbook, Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics, provides definitions of terms commonly used. Available in English and French.
Supplemental Manuals for Digital Photographic ...
The 3 manuals in this 1 volume provide a step-by-step guide for basic digital photographic documentation of in situ mosaics. Available in Englisha and French.
Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects ...
Overview of theoretical concepts as well as hands-on guidance on application of color science
Conservation of Archaeological Sites in the Mediterranean ...
Publication, from a 1995 conference, intended to convey discussions and recommendations that identify principal issues and propose possible resolutions.
Conserving Twentieth-Century Built Heritage: A Bibliography
An extensive subject bibliography on the conservation of modern architectural materials.
Lessons Learned: Reflecting on the Theory and Practice of ...
Proceedings from the 9th triennial meeting of the International Committee for Conservation of Mosaics in 2005.
Of the Past, For the Future: Integrating Archaeology and ...
Proceedings of the Conservation Theme at the World Archaeological Congress, June 2003
Seismic Retrofitting Project: Assessment of Prototype ...
Damage and construction assessments developed for 4 earthen sites in Peru representative of building typologies in Latin America.
The Siqueiros Legacy: Challenges of Conserving the Artist's ...
Papers is 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.
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
Earthen Architecture Initiative Seismic Retrofitting Project: A ...
A bibliography to aid conservation professionals understand built earthen heritage sites & how they respond to earthquakes.
The Role of Public-Private Partnerships & the Third Sector in ...
Details PPPs underlying concepts & demonstrates how they have created successful heritage conservation outcomes
Assessment Report on Shuxiang Temple
Assessment Report on Shuxiang Temple, Chengde - available in 12 sections as downloadable PDFs.
The Legal and Ethical Consideration of Mural Conservation ...
Paper presented at the Getty symposium
Mural Paints: Current and Future Formulations
Paper presented at the Getty symposium
The Gift of Absence: Mural Restoration in a Policy Void
Paper presented at the Getty symposium
Before the Paint Hits the Wall
Paper presented at the Getty symposium Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas, Los Angeles, May 2003.
Priorities in Conserving Community Murals
Paper presented at the Getty symposium Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas, Los Angeles, CA, May 16-17, 2003. (14pp., 347KB)
Politics and Practice of Community Public Art: Whose Murals ...
Paper presented at the Getty symposium
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 GCIs Research on the Values of Heritage project.
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 GCIs Research on the Values of Heritage project.
Damage Assessment of Historic Earthen Buildings After the ...
Assessment of historic earthen sites damaged in the August 15, 2007, Pisco, Peru, earthquake.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park: A Case Study
A values-based case study of this historic site in New Mexico, USA. 1 of 4 case studies undertaken by the GCIs Research on the Values of Heritage project
Inert Gases in the Control of Museum Insect Pests

The Feasibility of Using Modified Atmospheres to Control ...
A study to determine if controlled or modified atmospheres were lethal and establish minimum time to kill insects likely to infest objects in museums.
Methodology for the Conservation of Polychromed Wooden ...
Proceedings from a May 2002 conference on issues related to altarpiece conservation and the need for a conservation methodology adapted to these works.
Survey of Damage to Historic Adobe Buildings
Survey of damage to these historic structures following the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake
Terra 2008
Proceedings from this 2008 conference on the study and conservation of earthen architectural heritage held in Bamako, Mali.
GCI Project Terra Bibliography
A bibliography of literature on earthen architecture. Part of the GCI Project Bibliography series.
Terra Literature Review: An Overview of Earthen Architecture ...
An overview of research in earthen architecture conservation.
Principles for the Conservation of Heritage Sites in China
The China Principles for conservation and management of sites, Bilingual Chinese-English text.
Statistical Analysis in Art Conservation Research
Examines how statistical analyses have been handled in published conservation research studies and to suggest alternative approaches.
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.
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.
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.
Values and Heritage Conservation: Research Report

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.