Since 2000 the GCI's Conservation Guest Scholar program has provided an opportunity for leaders in the field of conservation to pursue research that will advance the practice of conservation and contribute new ideas to the field. Successful candidates are in residence at the Getty Center for periods of three, six, or nine months, and they are chosen by a professional committee through a competitive process. For more information on the Conservation Guest Scholars program and information on the application process, click on the Guest Scholars link on the GCI home page. The deadline to apply for the 2012–13 Conservation Guest Scholar program is November 1, 2011.
2011–12 Conservation Guest Scholars
The Getty Conservation Institute is pleased to welcome the 2011–12 Conservation Guest Scholars who will be in residence at the GCI beginning September 2011.
James Ashby, independent scholar, Ottawa, Canada. "Meddling with megastructures;
developing a heritage conservation approach for building complexes of the late Modern era."
Tharron Bloomfield, independent scholar, Melbourne, Australia. "Engaging indigenous participation: toward a more diverse profession."
Stephen Hackney, independent scholar; formerly Tate, London. "The interaction between a painting and its immediate environment." January–March 2012
Yvonne Shashoua, Senior Researcher,
National Museum of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. "Investigation of the effectiveness of adsorbents to inhibit degradation of cellulose nitrate and acetate."
Heather Viles, Professor, Oxford University. "Green ruins? Linking biodiversity and cultural heritage conservation."