The GCI is pleased to welcome its 2006–07 conservation guest scholars. The Conservation Guest Scholar Program is a residential program that serves to encourage new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on research in the visual arts (including sites, buildings, and objects) and on the theoretical underpinnings of the field. This competitive program provides an opportunity for conservation professionals to pursue interdisciplinary scholarly research in areas of general interest to the international conservation community.

Scholars—in residence at the GCI for periods of three to nine consecutive 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.

Applications for the 2007–08 scholar year are currently being accepted. The application deadline is November 1, 2006.

2006–07 Conservation Guest Scholars

Gilberto Artioli, University of Milan
March¬≠–August 2007
Analytical Methods and Techniques in Cultural Heritage

Brian Egloff, University of Canberra
September¬≠–October 2006 and April¬≠–July 2007
Drafting ICAHM Charter Guidelines: A Theoretical Review and Applied Process

John Fidler, English Heritage
October 2006–March 2007
Raising the Bar: Setting Standards for the Achievement of Competency in Building Conservation by the Design of Model Curricula, Lesson Plans, and Resources Guides for the Training of Architects in Higher Education and Continuing Professional Development

Sophia Labadi, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
November 2006–April 2007
Outstanding Universal Value: Contradictions, Problems, and Perspectives

Bertrand Lavédrine, University of Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne
May–July 2007
Reshaping a Conservation Science Program for Conservators

John McElhone, National Gallery of Canada
May–August 2007
Photographic Printing Media from the 1850s

Maria Nuria Sanz, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
December 2006–March 2007
Research for the nomination of the Qhapaq Ñan to the UNESCO World Heritage List

Iwona Szmelter, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
January–March 2007
Advanced study on the contemporary theory of conservation-restoration for the forthcoming textbook "History and Theory of Conservation versus Specific Role Conservation: Restoration as a Branch of Science and at the Same Time of Art"

How to Apply for the Fellowship, Internship, and Scholars Programs

Detailed instructions, application forms, and additional information are available online at

Address inquires to
Att: (type of grant)
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685 USA

310 440-7320, graduate internships
310 440-7374, postdoctoral fellowship and conservation scholars

310 440-7703

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