CONSERVING MODERN PAINTS
Los Angeles Conservancy Chairman’s Award
The Los Angeles Conservancy is awarding its 2017 Chairman’s Award—given for exceptional contributions in the field of historic preservation—to SurveyLA, The Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey, which was carried out by the City of Los Angeles with the advice and assistance of the GCI. The survey grew out of an assessment conducted by the GCI of the potential for a comprehensive historic resource survey in Los Angeles, and the Institute went on to work closely with the city on the survey’s development, methodology, and implementation. (In 2015 Los Angeles launched HistoricPlacesLA: Los Angeles Historic Resources Inventory, which contains information gathered through SurveyLA, as well as information on thousands of Los Angeles’s designated historic resources; it was created through the GCI’s customization of its Arches open source platform, which was jointly developed by the GCI and World Monuments Fund.)
CAA Award for Distinction
Tom Learner, head of GCI Science, was awarded the College Art Association/American Institute for Conservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation at CAA’s 105th Annual Conference in February. The Awards for Distinction honor the outstanding achievements of individual artists, art historians, authors, conservators, curators, and critics whose efforts transcend their individual disciplines and contribute to the profession and to the world at large.
AAP PROSE Award
In February the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers announced the 41st PROSE Awards winners. The catalogue for the Getty Conservation Institute–Getty Research Institute exhibition, Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road, was awarded the top prize in the art exhibitions category. The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over fifty categories.