The J. Paul Getty Trust

James Wood President and Chief Executive Officer

The Getty Conservation Institute

Timothy P. Whalen Director
Jeanne Marie Teutonico Associate Director, Programs
Kathleen Gaines Assistant Director, Administration
Jemima Rellie Assistant Director, Communications and Information Resources
Giacomo Chiari Chief Scientist
Kathleen Dardes Head of Education
Susan Macdonald Head of Field Projects

Electronic Edition

Jeffrey Levin Editor
Angela Escobar Assistant Editor
Alison Dalgity Web site Project Manager
Carol Cressler Web production
Jane Fujimoto Web site support

The Getty Conservation Institute works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the GCI focuses on the creation and delivery of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

The GCI is a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, an international cultural and philanthropic institution that focuses on the visual arts in all their dimensions, recognizing their capacity to inspire and strengthen humanistic values. The Getty serves both the general public and a wide range of professional communities in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through the work of the four Getty programs—the Museum, Research Institute, Conservation Institute, and Foundation—the Getty aims to further knowledge and nurture critical seeing through the growth and presentation of its collections and by advancing the understanding and preservation of the world's artistic heritage. The Getty pursues this mission with the conviction that cultural awareness, creativity, and aesthetic enjoyment are essential to a vital and civil society.

Conservation, The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, is distributed free of charge three times per year, to professionals in conservation and related fields and to members of the public concerned about conservation. Back issues of the newsletter, as well as additional information regarding the activities of the GCI, can be found in the Conservation section of the Getty's Web site,

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