The GCI announces its fall 2006 schedule for "Conservation Matters: Lectures at the Getty"—a public series examining a broad range of conservation issues from around the world. Lectures are held Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the Getty Center. Events are free, but reservations are required. To make a reservation or for further information, visit the Getty Web site. Reservations can also be made by calling 310 440-7300.

September 21, 2006
Stone conservator Simon Warrack discusses "Decay at Angkor Wat: Problems and Solutions," with a special focus on the restoration of a religious statue that holds special meaning for the Cambodians—Ta Reach (Vishnu).

October 19, 2006
Leslie Carlyle, head of conservation, Tate, London, will present "Van Gogh's Paint: Was It Special?" a lecture on recent research into the paint materials and techniques used by van Gogh and how these may have contributed to the characteristic paint surfaces that distinguish his works.

November 9, 2006
Robert Grenier, manager, Underwater Archaeology Section, Parks Canada, will speak about the importance of preserving the world's underwater cultural heritage.