Museum Conservation

Conservation is an essential part of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s mission to promote knowledge and appreciation of art by exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving the collections for current and future generations. Our work includes authentication, research into artists' methods and materials, preventive care of the collections and loans, and innovation in conservation treatment and mountmaking methodologies. The four Museum conservation departments collaborate extensively on research and treatment with colleagues at the Getty Conservation Institute and from around the world.


Find a Conservator

The American Institute for Conservation’s Find a Conservator tool can be used to connect with a professional conservator in your area to answer questions about the care and treatment of family heirlooms or works of art in your personal collection.

Find a Conservator

National Heritage Responders

The National Heritage Responders (NHR) serves the needs of cultural institutions during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies, vendors, and the public. Run by the American Institute for Conservation, volunteer team members can provide advice and referrals by phone or, for less urgent questions, via email.

Contact National Heritage Responders