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Conservation of Mosaics in Situ (1998?2009)
Details of a GCI project addressing a number of important issues related to the conservation and management of ancient mosaic pavements in situ.
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for Tighermt (Kasbah) ...
Final report of project to develop conservation & rehabilitation plan for Kasbah Taorirt in Morocco.
Design, Transform, Conserve: The Remaking of Sunnylands

Herculaneum: Conservation of the Tablinum of the House of ...
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to address specific conservation problems at the Roman archaeological site of Herculaneum.
International Course on the Conservation of Earthen ...
Publications, articles, and video
Concrete Conservation
Team Members
Illustrated Glossary: Mosaics in Situ Project
Aim of this glossary is to establish a common vocabulary for recording of conditions and interventions on in situ floor mosaics.
Between Two Earthquakes: Cultural Property in Seismic ...
This handbook investigates issues related to the management and protection of historic structures, sites, and monuments in seismic zones.
A Note from the Director (Article)
Foreword from Director Tim Whalen on this issue focused on photograph conservation. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Presentation and Interpretation in Cave 85 (News Item)
Raised platform and new lighting enhance visitor experience at Mogao Grottoes cave. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park: A Case Study
A values-based case study of this historic site in New Mexico, USA. 1 of 4 case studies undertaken by the GCI's Research on the Values of Heritage project.
Finishing Touches: Conserving Wall Paintings and Other ...
Details and video of a Getty Conservation Institute panel discussion on April 14, 2010.
Tribute: Laura Mora (News Item)
Tribute to colleague Laura Mora who passed away in 2015. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
The Legal and Ethical Consideration of Mural Conservation ...
Essay begins with discussion of federal law, the Visual Artists Rights Act, then discusses California law and California Art Preservation Act (CAPA).
Southern African Rock Art Project
Overview and details of a GCI project to strengthen rock art preservation, conservation, accessibility, and management in the Southern African region.
Newsletter 31.1: Conservation in China (Spring 2016)
Table of contents for Conservation Perspectives: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, vol. 31, no. 1 (2016).
David Alfaro Siqueiros: Murals in Los Angeles
Selected bibliography focused on the murals painted by Siqueiros in Los Angeles in 1932.
Mosaics at Archaeological Sites: Training for Site Managers
Series of regional training courses in the conservation and management of archaeological sites.
Stone Conservation | Getty Conservation Institute
Materials adapted from the 2003 International Course on Stone Conservation in Rome.
Mural Paints: Current and Future Formulations
Mark Golden of Golden Artists Colors discusses modern acrylic paints.
Newsletter 7.3 Fall 1992
Newsletter feature article examining the international effort to conserve wall paintings in the tomb of Nefertari.
Earthen Architecture Initiative
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute initiative to advance the conservation of earthen architecture worldwide.
Organic Materials in Wall Paintings
Report from this collaborative scientific research project to evaluate investigative techniques for identifying organic materials.
Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics
2011 edition of this handbook for technician training. Includes documentation methodologies and lesson summaries. Available in English, French, and Arabic.
Scholar Applications Now Being Accepted (News Item)
Latin American Art & Architecture. From Vol. 32.2, Fall 2017.
Concrete Conservation
Overview
Organic Materials in Wall Paintings (2003?2010)
Overview and details of a GCI project to improve wall paintings conservation through identification of organic materials used as binders.
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for the Kasbah of ...
Developing a methodology for conservation & rehabilitation of this traditional earthen ensemble.
Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites with ...
Announcement of Conservation & Management of Archaeological Site with Mosaics course to be held in Cyprus in 2014. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Biodeterioration of Stone in Tropical Environments
Discusses types and causes of stone biodeterioration, preventive & remedial methods, chemical treatments, and areas for further investigation.
Cave of the Silken Web
Outdoor screening of this 1927 Chinese silent film in the Getty Museum courtyard.
Newsletter 17.3 Fall 2002
Newsletter article on conserving the Buddhist Wall Paintings at Mogao grottoes in China.
House Paints
Traces history of household paint industry in the US and UK over first half of 20th century.
Projects, events, and publications
List of new items in the 30th Anniversary issue. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Illustrated Glossary: Technician Training for the Maintenance ...
This accompanying glossary to handbook, Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics, provides definitions of terms commonly used. Available in English and French.
Salk Institute Restoration Celebration (News Item)
Latin American Art & Architecture. From Vol. 32.2, Fall 2017.
Newsletter 7.3 Fall 1992
Newsletter article about conservation plans for the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Herculaneum: Conservation of the Tablinum of the House of ...
Post-Treatment Monitoring and Maintenance
The Conservation and Management of the Tomb of ...
Bibliography covers areas related to research needs of the GCI conservation project to conserve and manage Tutankhamen's tomb.
Wall Paintings Conservation at Mogao Grottoes
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project researching the deterioration of wall paintings at the Mogao Grottoes in China.
Newsletter 9.1 Spring 1994
Newsletter feature article on the conservation of the Mogao grottoes, the largest collection of Buddhist wall painting in China.
Graduate Internship Program (News Item)
Latin American Art & Architecture. From Vol. 32.2, Fall 2017.
The Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art in Latin ...
Latin American Art & Architecture. From Vol. 32.2, Fall 2017.
Brasilia: Preservation of a Modernist City (article)
Addresses preservation issues of this capitol city of Brazil. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Conservation of América Tropical
A Getty Conservation Institute project on the conservation of the David Alfaro Siqueiros mural America Tropical in LA.
Dunhuang Cave Art
Peter Sellars and Robert Thurman discuss Dunhuang and Vimalakirti Sutra as sources of inspiration.
Modern Matters: Breaking the Barriers to Conserving Modern ...
Discusses need for research and training related to conservation of 20th century architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Epidemiology: Basic Ideas Applied to Museum Collections ...
Latin American Art & Architecture. From Vol. 32.2, Fall 2017.
Conservation of Wall Paintings (1985?1991)
A summary of a 3-year diploma course on the conservation of wall paintings sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Newsletter 21.1 Spring 2006
Newsletter article on the 2005 International Committee for Conservation of Mosaics conference in Tunisia.
Conservation of the Architectural Surfaces in the Tablinum ...
Latin American Art & Architecture. From Vol. 32.2, Fall 2017.
Conservation of the Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral ...
Selected papers from the 2001 international symposium marking completion of the mosaic conservation.
Palace Sculptures of Abomey
Includes details of collaboration between Benin Ministry of Culture & Communications and GCI to conserve the bas-reliefs of Abomey.
Concrete Conservation
Experts Meeting
Fortieth International Symposium on Archaeometry
Registration information for this 2014 international symposium. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Newsletter 11.1 Spring 1996 (Conservation at the Getty
Newsletter feature article examining the bas-reliefs on the royal palaces of Abomey and their conservation.
Site Conservation at Mogao and Yungang Grottoes (1990 ...
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project for the implementation of site conservation strategies in China.
Royal Bas-Reliefs of Abomey (1991-1997)
Overview of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for the conservation of the Salle des Bijoux in the Royal Palaces of Abomey, Benin.
Concrete Conservation
Project addressing the conservation challenges of reinforced concrete buildings and structures
Asian Lacquer Workshop Held (News Item)
Latin American Art & Architecture. From Vol. 32.2, Fall 2017.
Mogao Grottoes Visitor Center Opens (News Item)
State-of-the-art visitor center opened September 2014 at this World Heritage Site. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Eames House Conservation (News Item)
GCI and Eames Foundation are developing a conservation & maintenance plan for house. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Key Resources
List of key books, journals, and online resources on conservation of modern architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Cultural Heritage Conservation in China (Article)
Presents practices and achievements in the 21st century. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Valley of the Queens
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project for the conservation and management of the Valley of the Queens in Luxor, Egypt.
Cave Temples of Dunhuang Exhibit (News Item)
Announcement of this exhibit at the Getty Center, May to September 2016. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
First Lacquers Workshop Held
Describes a spring 2013 workshop for scientists and conservators on lacquered objects. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Cave Temples of Dunhuang Come to Getty (Article)
Curators discuss their work to present this exhibition at the Getty Center. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Awards for Cave Temples of Dunhuang (News Item)
Latin American Art & Architecture. From Vol. 32.2, Fall 2017.
Concrete Conservation
Related Materials
Evaluation of Lime-Based Hydraulic Injection Grouts for ...
A manual of laboratory and field test methods to test, evaluate, and select appropriate injection grouts for architectural surfaces.
International Course on the Conservation of Earthen ...
Course description and objectives
Newsletter 18.2 Summer 2003
Newsletter article on themaintenance and conservation of the outdoor public murals of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa
A richly illustrated introduction to the Roman-era mosaics of Tunisia.
The Gift of Absence: Mural Restoration in a Policy Void
Essay is one part of a 3-part examination of community murals. Others are John Pitman Weber's discussion on which murals get saved and Timothy Drescher's conservation of community murals.
An Evolution in Values (Discussion)
Roundtable discussion on cultural heritage conservation in China. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Newsletter 21.1 Spring 2006
Newsletter feature article on mosaic conservation.
East and West of Dunhuang: Music Carried on the Wind
Master musicians & scholar-performers in a concert highlighting cultures that came together to shape Dunhuang caves.
MOSAIKON (News item)
An update on this regional initiative. Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
MOSAIKON Initiative
Initiative dedicated to improving the conservation, presentation and maintenance of mosaics in the southern and eastern Mediterranean.
International Course on Conservation of Earthen Architecture
Course description and objectives
Bulla Regia Model Conservation Project
Through planning and conservation activities at one site, this project aims to demonstrate best practices in the conservation of in situ mosaics.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter feature on conservation of decorated architectural surfaces.
Terra (1998?2005)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that promotes earthen architectural heritage conservation through international cooperation.
Modernity, Temporality, and Materiality: A Discussion on ...
Experts discuss the conservation of modern architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
This initiative seeks to identify and address conservation challenges to modern architecture through a research and implementation program.
Eames House Environmental Investigation (News Item)
Latin American Art & Architecture. From Vol. 32.2, Fall 2017.
Conservación de vidrieras históricas
(Spanish) International experts in stained-glass conservation and related fields address history, aesthetics, and conservation of stained glass.
Herculaneum: Conservation of the Tablinum of the House of ...
Conservation Planning and Implementation
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article about the conservation and management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen.
Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa
Looks at Roman-era mosaics from Tunisia brought to the Getty Villa for a 2006-07 exhibit.
Newsletter 18.2 Summer 2003
Newsletter article on the symposium, Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas held May 16-17, 2003 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
The Conservation of the Orpheus Mosaic at Paphos, Cyprus
Chronicles each element of the project to conserve the Orpheus Mosaic, including evaluation, documentation, detachment, reinstallation, and cleaning of the mosaic.
House of Eternity: Tomb of Nefertari
Downloadable in 4 sections. Offers insights into Nefertari; the construction and symbolism of royal tombs; GCI's role in conserving and stabilizing the tomb's wall paintings.
MEPPI Symposium and Steering Committee (News Item)
Latin American Art & Architecture. From Vol. 32.2, Fall 2017.
Conference: Conference on the Conservation of Ancient Sites ...
A summary of a conference that focused on the conservation of the Mogao grottoes in China sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Conference: 2nd International Conference on Conservation of ...
A summary of a conference sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute on the conservation and management of Silk Road grotto sites.
Herculaneum: Conservation of the Tablinum of the House of ...
Background research
The Conservation of Cave 85 at the Mogao Grottoes ...
A Collaborative Project of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Dunhuang Academy.
2017-18 Conservation Guest Scholars (News Item)
Latin American Art & Architecture. From Vol. 32.2, Fall 2017.