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The GCI is pleased to make available didactic resources that have been produced and used in the Institute's courses, workshops and field training. These resources include outlines of teaching sessions, bibliographies, exercises, case studies, and technical notes that can be downloaded and used by conservation educators and students in the classroom and by professionals for informal, personal learning according to the terms described below.

It is important to note that while these didactic resources provide information related to topics covered in the GCI's courses, they cannot duplicate the learning experience of these courses which rely upon pedagogical approaches such as contextual learning, problem-based learning, interdisciplinary team-teaching, and collaborative learning to support particular course objectives. These active learning strategies help convey additional information and encourage critical thinking and problem-solving. The Teaching Note that introduces each set of didactic materials elaborates on the pedagogy of that specific course or workshop and may contain links to web-based resources that provide additional information on teaching.

Use of These Materials

Didactic materials specifically created for the GCI's courses are often supplemented by assigned readings of published work. Due to copyright restrictions, many of the readings cited in the course bibliographies cannot be made available here. However, copyrighted materials can be obtained through Interlibrary loan (ILL). If your institutional or local library exchanges publications through interlibrary loan (ILL), items can be borrowed from a library that holds the publication. Additional information about acquiring copies of published material can also be found in AATA Online.

The GCI is disseminating the didactic materials produced for its courses and workshops for classroom use or for personal learning. Unless otherwise indicated, the teaching materials on this site are copyrighted to the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Users do not have to request permission from the J. Paul Getty Trust and/or the copyright owner prior to using any of the materials but must comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license noted at the bottom of each didactic material. Please note that teaching materials created by different instructors within the same course may carry different Creative Commons licenses.

Materials that indicate "CC BY-NC-SA" may be adapted and you may use them to create derivative works non-commercially, if you credit the Getty Conservation Institute and the original instructor or author of the material and license your new creations under the identical terms. In this case, please use the following citation format:

Based on original teaching material created by [name of instructor/author, if he/she is identified] for the course [course title] presented by the Getty Conservation Institute.
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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Materials that indicate "CC BY-NC-ND" may not be adapted but may be used and shared non-commercially, if you credit the Getty Conservation Institute and the original instructor or author of the material. In this case, please use the following citation format:

Teaching material created by [name of instructor/author, if he/she is identified] for the course [course title] presented by the Getty Conservation Institute.
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND

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Your use of the material constitutes acceptance of the license and its conditions for use.