The GCI announces its fall 2007 schedule for the "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 make by calling 310 440-7300.

September 27, 2007
Archaeologist Susan McIntosh of Rice University will speak about "Africa's Vanishing Past," a result of the looting of ancient sites in Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, and Niger, and the steps that can be taken to stem the destruction.

October 18, 2007
Don Williams, senior conservator at the Smithsonian Institution, educator, and author of Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prized Possessions, will provide insight into professional museum techniques that can be used to protect valued personal possessions.

November 8, 2007
Rupert Featherstone, senior paintings conservator for the Royal Collection Trust, Windsor, United Kingdom, will speak about the conservation of two rediscovered paintings by Caravaggio in the queen of England's collection.