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XRF Boot Camp 2013. Boot Camp participants use XRF to analyze the material composition of panels from The Title Makers (1959), an oil painting series by Alfred Jensen in the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery.
XRF Boot Camp for Conservators
The GCI and the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at Yale University are pleased to announce the second jointly-organized XRF Boot Camp to take place at the Getty Villa, November 18-21, 2014. Focusing primarily on qualitative analysis and the use of handheld instrumentation, the 2014 Boot Camp will provide in-depth training in the principles of X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, data processing, and interpretation.
Find out more. Application materials and additional detail will be posted later this month.
Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and Conservation
Edited with a new preface by Thomas C. Jester
First published in 1995, this volume remains an indispensable reference on the history and conservation of modern building materials. The book is intended for a wide range of conservation professionals, including architects, engineers, conservators, and material scientists engaged in the conservation of modern buildings, as well as scholars in related disciplines.
In this issue of Conservation Perspectives we explore plastics, a diverse group of intriguing but challenging materials, highly prized for their versatility but often problematic from a conservation standpoint in ways not initially recognized with their early use.
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 the library's interlibrary loan service.
Scientific Study and Conservation Treatment of Jackson Pollock's Mural
The American Alliance of Museums honored the Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum with a Gold MUSE Award in the Video, Film, and Computer Animation category for its series of videos exploring the scientific study and conservation treatment of Jackson Pollock's Mural.
GCI Mission Statement
The Getty Conservation Institute works to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. It serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the broad dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the Conservation Institute focuses on the creation and dissemination of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.
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