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  HPLA logo

HistoricPlacesLA Launches

In parallel to the GCI and World Monuments Fund's development of Arches—an open source, web- and geospatially-based information system to inventory and manage immovable cultural heritage—the GCI, working with the City of Los Angeles, has customized the system to create HistoricPlacesLA.

Launched in February 2015, HistoricPlacesLA is the first online information and management system specifically created to help inventory, map, describe, and protect the city's significant cultural resources. HistoricPlacesLA includes information gathered to date through SurveyLA, as well as information on thousands of designated historic resources throughout the city. Over time, it will include information on all designated resources, as well as on all resources identified through SurveyLA.


  New Publication

Historical Perspectives in the Conservation of Works of Art on Paper

Edited by Margaret Holben Ellis

This volume provides a selection of more than ninety-five texts tracing the development of the conservation of works of art on paper. Each reading is introduced by short remarks explaining the rationale for its selection and the principal matters covered. The book is supplemented with a bibliography.

Purchase this publication online.



Evaluation of Lime-Based Hydraulic Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces
Manual of Laboratory and Field Tests

The GCI is please to make available nine new videos demonstrating laboratory tests measuring the properties of injection grouts, including injectability, splitting tensile strength, and capillary water absorption.

These videos supplement the 2013 publication Evaluation of Lime-Based Hydraulic Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces. Download a free copy.

  Eames House

Conserving the Eames House: A Case Study in Conservation

On January 28, 2015, members of the Eames House Conservation Project team discussed studies and conservation work completed to date, including analysis and treatment of tallowwood paneling, initial repairs to the building envelope, paint analysis, and investigation and replacement of the vinyl floor covering.

Watch the video of this event online.

  New Books

Newly Acquired Titles

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.

Read the list or recently acquired titles.

Job Postings

  GCI Science Lab

Assistant Scientist in the GCI'sTechnical Studies Research Group

The assistant scientist will work primarily with the antiquities, and the sculpture and decorative arts conservation departments of the Getty Museum on the study of stone, metal, glass, and ceramics, and conduct scientific analyses and research using the wide range of chemical and instrumental techniques.

Find out more and apply online. Application deadline is May 8, 2015.

  GCI Website

GCI Web Production Manager

This position involves managing and assisting a small team that is responsible for the full cycle of preparation and production of a wide range of diverse content for publication on the web. This is a three-year, limited-term position.

Find out more and apply online. Application deadline is April 24, 2015.

Other News

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GCI Conference Booth

The GCI conference booth will be at the 40th Annual California Preservation Foundation Conference in San Diego, April 29-May 2, 2015, and at the 43rd Annual Meeting of AIC in Miami, May 13-16, 2015. Be sure to stop by and find out more about our resources for conservation professionals.


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