The Getty Conservation Institute has launched a new residential program that serves to encourage new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on the visual arts—namely sites, buildings, objects—and the theoretical underpinnings of the field.The program provides an opportunity for distinguished scholars and professionals to pursue scholarly research and innovative thinking in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of wide general interest to the international conservation community.

Conservation Guest Scholars are in residence for three to nine months. They receive a stipend, housing, a workstation at the GCI, and access to the GCI's resources. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.

Please address inquiries to the Getty Grant Program:
Attn: Conservation Guest Scholars
The Getty Grant Program
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
310 440-7374 (phone)
310 440-7703 (fax)

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The following individuals will be at the GCI during 2000 - 2001 as part of the GCI Conservation Guest Scholars Program:

Raquel Carreras

Laboratorio de Investigaciones
Centro Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museología

Leonardo Barci Castriota
Chair of the Department of Architectural History and Theory, and Professor of Architecture
Minas Gerais Federal University

Sharon Cather
Deputy Director
Conservation of Wall Paintings Department
Courtauld Institute of Art
United Kingdom

Giacomo Chiari
Associate Professor
Dipartimento di scienze mineralogiche e petrologiche
Università di Torino

Thomas Learner
Conservation Scientist and Conservator of 20th Century Paintings
Tate Gallery
United Kingdom

Blanca E. Niño Norton
UNDP Voluntarios and University Francisco Maoruduin

Olga Pizano
Consultant in cultural heritage

Sharon Sullivan
Former Executive Director
Australian Heritage Commission

Eugenio Yunis
Head of Sustainable Development of Tourism
World Tourism Organization