Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road
This catalogue accompanies a Getty Center exhibition of the same name, which runs through September 4, 2016. Organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, the Dunhuang Academy, and the Dunhuang Foundation, the exhibition celebrates nearly thirty years of collaboration between the GCI and the Dunhuang Academy to conserve the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This volume includes essays by leading scholars, an illustrated portfolio on the replica caves, and comprehensive entries on all objects in the exhibition.
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Nirvana Buddha. Cave 158, Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang, China. Photo: Wu Jian, Courtesy Dunhuang Academy
Color Science and the Visual Arts
By Roy S. Berns
Berns writes for two types of audiences: museum professionals seeking explanations for common color-related issues and students in conservation, museum studies, and art history programs. A unique feature of this book is the use of more than 200 images as its main medium of communication, employing color physics, color vision, and imaging science to produce visualizations throughout its pages. An annotated bibliography complements the main text with suggestions for further reading and more in-depth study of particular topics.
Available July 2016. Pre-order your copy.
Consensus Building, Negotiaton, and Conflict Resolution for Heritage Place Management
These proceedings present nine papers from a 2009 workshop organized by the GCI, with the assistance of the Consensus Building Institute, including background papers concerning relevant challenges in heritage place conservation and management, and on dispute resolution and consensus building concepts and strategies, as well as case studies from diverse geographic and cultural contexts. Also included are recommendations made by workshop participants for promoting the application of dispute resolution methods to heritage managemen.
Now available as a downloadable PDF or as a print-on-demand publication.
Conservation Perspectives, The GCI Newsletter
The contents of this edition of Conservation Perspectives are a reflection of GCI activities in China and of the evolution of policies and methods in the work of Chinese conservation professionals and organizations. Integrated with much of this work has been the GCI's participation in the development of the China Principles, a set of national guidelines for cultural heritage conservation and management that respect and reflect Chinese traditions and approaches to conservation.
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