The Institute collaborated with the Municipality of Quito and the Caspicara Foundation on a number of projects to preserve the city's historic colonial city center, which is a World Heritage site and the oldest capital in South America.
Work included a photogrammetric study of historic buildings on the principal thoroughfare, Calle García Moreno; investigation of the color history of building facades; environmental monitoring; conservation advice for the Church of La Compañia de Jésus; and an international colloquium on the seismic retrofitting of historic buildings. Conservation, cataloguing, and training in library management were undertaken at the Monastery of La Merced by the Getty Research Institute and the GCI.
Related articles in Conservation, The GCI Newsletter
- The Historic City of Quito (Fall, 1995)
- Quito: Preserving a Historic City (Winter, 1994)
- The Library of La Merced (Summer, Fall, 1993)
Related Getty Publications
- Quito at the Crossroads (video)
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