The GCI will welcome its second group of conservation guest scholars beginning in September 2001. Coming from six countries on three continents, the scholars will utilize their residential time at the Getty to research a variety of topics, ranging from a study of regenerated protein fibers in textiles in collections in the United States to writing a technical manual on lime for use in architectural conservation in Brazil.

This is the second year of the GCI's Conservation Guest Scholar Program. The first group of scholars, in residence for three- to six-month periods, from September 2000 through July 2001, also conducted research on a wide variety of topics.

The Conservation Guest Scholar Program is a residential program available to a limited number of established professionals in the field. Scholars—who are accepted for periods of three, six, or nine months—are given housing at a scholar apartment complex, a work space at the GCI, a monthly stipend, and access to the libraries and resources of the Getty in order to conduct their research. The selection process is competitive. A committee consisting of Getty staff and external reviewers reviews all applications. Applications that encourage new ideas and perspectives on the field of conservation— with an emphasis on the visual arts—and those that explore the theoretical underpinnings of the conservation field are of special interest to the committee.

Applications for fall 2002 must be received by November 1, 2001.

Interested established professionals should visit the Conservation section of the Getty Web site at for information on the program and on application procedures. Information is also available by writing, fax, or e-mail:

310 440-7374 (phone)
310 440-7703 (fax)

Conservation Guest Scholars 2001—2002

Mary Brooks
Head of Studies and Research and Senior Lecturer at the Textile Conservation Centre at the University of Southampton.
While at the GCI, she will work on "A Study of Regenerated Protein Fibers in the U.S.A."
June-August 2002

Angel Cabeza
Executive Secretary of the Council of National Monuments of Chile.
While in residence as a GCI scholar, he will research "Models and Case Studies at an International Level for the Elaboration of a Protection, Conservation, and Administration Plan for the Archaeological Monuments of Chile."
October-December 2001

Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper
Buildings conservator with the Senate of Urban Development in Berlin.
She will research "Monuments of Contemporary History: A Medium of Agreement about Differences."
November 2001-January 2002

Cevat Erder
Professor on the Faculty of Architecture of Middle East Technical University in Turkey and the former director-general of ICCROM.
He will pursue research related to two studies, "Reconstructions at Classical Archaeological Sites and Their Aftereffects"and "Attitudes toward Cultural Heritage in History with Special Reference to the Late Roman Period and Following."
January-May 2002

Catharina Groen
Scientific Officer, Department of Conservation Research at the Netherlands Institute forCultural Heritage.
She will work on "The History of the Colored 'Double Ground' in Canvas Paintings."
January-April 2002

Maria Isabel Kanan
Architect with the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional in Brazil.
She will develop a "Technical Lime Manual Designed for the Needs of Architectural Conservation in Brazil."
September 2001-May 2002