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Ruins of a Khmer-era structure at Vat Phou, Champasak, Laos. Photo: Jeff Cody

April 2011

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Online Teaching Resources

The GCI is pleased to make available didactic resources that have been produced for and used in the Instititute's courses, workshops, and field training, including syllabi, bibliographies, exercises, case studies, and technical notes. These materials can be used in accordance with the GCI's Creative Commons license. Additional resources will be added in the future.

Learn more about these new resources.

Training course activities
Participants from the course Conservation of Photographs and Photograph Collections for Countries of Central, Southern, and Eastern Europe examine a photograph. Photo: Sean Charette
Upcoming Public Program:
The Conservation of the Mosaic of the Transfiguration in the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai

Join renowned conservator and archaeologist Roberto Nardi as he details the conservation and safeguarding of the Transfiguration mosaic, a jewel of early Byzantine art, located in the basilica of the Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai.

Find out more information about this free event and make a reservation online.

Mosaic of the Transfiguration
Mosaic of the Transfiguration, in the basilica of the Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai. Photo: Robert S. Nelson

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GCI Publications Available in PDF: Recently Added
Free PDF publication

Assessment Report on Shuxiang Temple, Chengde

This bilingual report in English and Chinese is the result of an assessment of Shuxiang Temple that was undertaken by the Chengde Cultural Heritage Bureau, the Hebei Cultural Heritage Bureau, and the Getty Conservation Institute in 2003-04.

Free PDF publication

Conservación de vidrieras históricas

Actas de la reunión. Seminario organizado por the Getty Conservation Institute y la Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo, en conjunto con el Instituto de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales Santander, Espana 4-8 de julio de 1994. This volume of proceedings of a meeting on the conservation of stained glass, held in 1994, is only available in Spanish.

Free PDF publication

Archaeometry of Pre-Columbian Sites and Artifacts

Proceedings of a symposium organized by the UCLA Institute of Archaeology and the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California, March 23-27, 1992.

Video of Panel Discussion:
Sustainability and Heritage in a World of Change
Panel discussion video

On Janurary 11, 2011, Susan Macdonald, head of field projects at the Getty Conservation Institute, led a panel of experts in a discussion on climate change, sustainable development, and their relationship to the conservation of cultural heritage.

Watch the video online.

Newly Acquired Titles
GCI Information Center.

Recently acquired titles in the Conservation Collection in the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute are available to readers on site at the Getty Center. Some materials are available through your library's interlibrary loan service.

Access the list of recently acquired titles from the GCI Information Center page.

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Positions Available

The GCI Field Projects department is seeking a senior project specialist with expertise in built 20th-century heritage. The department is also seeking an associate project specialist (limited two-year term) with experience in the conservation of decorated architectural surfaces on cultural heritage buildings or sites.

The application deadline for both positions is April 15, 2011.

Find out more about the senior project specialist and/or the asssociate project specialist postions and apply online.

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