Archaeological Site Conservation and Management
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Conservation of Mosaics in Situ (1998—2009)
Details of a GCI project addressing a number of important issues related to the conservation and management of ancient mosaic pavements in situ.
Newsletter 23.2 Summer 2008
Newsletter article on site management training at Medinet Habu, Egypt.
Consensus Building, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution for ...
Nine papers on challenges in heritage place management, and relevant dispute resolution and consensus building approaches.
Conservation Practices on Archaeological Excavations (News ...
Announcement of publication on principles and methods for conservation on archaeological excavations. From Vol.28.2, Fall 2013.
Key Resources
List of policy documents, online resources, books, journals, and proceedings related to heritage inventories. From Vol.28.2, Fall 2013.
The Future of Asia's Past: Preservation of the Architectural ...
Summary of an international conference held in Chaing Mai, Thailand, January 1995 on the preservation of the architectural heritage of Asia.
Illustrated Glossary: Mosaics in Situ Project
Aim of this glossary is to establish a common vocabulary for recording of conditions and interventions on in situ floor mosaics.
Archaeological Site Protection and Management
Session Outline: Community in the Planning Process
Between Two Earthquakes: Cultural Property in Seismic ...
This handbook investigates issues related to the management and protection of historic structures, sites, and monuments in seismic zones.
Newsletter 7.2 Summer 1992
Newsletter article describing efforts to preserve the Anasazi ruins of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.
Presentation and Interpretation in Cave 85 (News Item)
Raised platform and new lighting enhance visitor experience at Mogao Grottoes cave. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park: A Case Study
A values-based case study of this historic site in New Mexico, USA. 1 of 4 case studies undertaken by the GCI's Research on the Values of Heritage project.
Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copán, Honduras
Downloadable in seven sections, this final project report establishes proposals for stabilization of the carved surfaces of the stairway and preventive measures and maintenance.
Report on the Partial Re-Excavation of the Laetoli Hominind ...
This report describes the evaluation of the trackway that took place in February 2011 in response to a Presidential decision to open the hominid trackway at Site G permanently to public visitation.
Archaeological Sites: Conservation and Management
Features more than 70 influential texts on the conservation & management of archaeological sites.
Facing Disaster: The Importance of Heritage Inventories in ...
Article discussing importance of heritage inventories in emergency preparation and response. From Volume 28.2, Fall 2013.
Southern African Rock Art Project
Overview and details of a GCI project to strengthen rock art preservation, conservation, accessibility, and management in the Southern African region.
Recording, Documentation, Info. Mgmt. Initiative (RecorDIM) ...
Overview and details of a GCI project to identify and bridge the gaps between providers of recording and documentation tools and their users.
Mosaics at Archaeological Sites: Training for Site Managers
Series of regional training courses in the conservation and management of archaeological sites.
Stone Conservation | Getty Conservation Institute
Materials adapted from the 2003 International Course on Stone Conservation in Rome.
Newsletter 7.3 Fall 1992
Newsletter feature article examining the international effort to conserve wall paintings in the tomb of Nefertari.
Earthen Architecture Initiative
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute initiative to advance the conservation of earthen architecture worldwide.
Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics
2011 edition of this handbook for technician training. Includes documentation methodologies and lesson summaries. Available in English, French, and Arabic.
Assessing the Values of Cultural Heritage: Research Report
Focuses on methods of identifying, articulating, and establishing cultural significance. 3rd in a series from Research on Values of Heritage project.
Visitor Management and Carrying Capacity at World Heritage ...
Extended abstracts of presentations from this 2013 international colloquium at the Mogao Grottoes.
Newsletter 18.1 Spring 2003
Newsletter feature article on integrating conservation and archaeology.
Newsletter 6.1 Fall 1991
Newsletter article examining the environmental monitoring of cultural sites.
Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site: A Case Study
A values-based case study of this historic site in England. 1 of 4 case studies undertaken by the GCI’s Research on the Values of Heritage project.
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for the Kasbah of ...
Developing a methodology for conservation & rehabilitation of this traditional earthen ensemble.
Hominid Trackway at Laetoli (1992–1998)
Related materials of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for the reburial and conservation of hominid footprints in Laetoli, Tanzania.
Project Terra Research Meeting, Summary Report
Project Terra partners to discussed research needs in the field of earthen architecture conservation.
Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites with ...
Announcement of Conservation & Management of Archaeological Site with Mosaics course to be held in Cyprus in 2014. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Biodeterioration of Stone in Tropical Environments
Discusses types and causes of stone biodeterioration, preventive & remedial methods, chemical treatments, and areas for further investigation.
Cave of the Silken Web
Outdoor screening of this 1927 Chinese silent film in the Getty Museum courtyard.
Earthen Architecture Conservation | Getty Conservation ...
Heritage conservation–related teaching and learning resources for conservation of earthen architecture.
Newsletter 9.1 Spring 1994 (article)
Newsletter article on conservation work at Xunantunich, Belize.
Archaeological Sites in the Maya Area: A Conservation ...
Abstracts of presentations and summary of discussions from the XXII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueologicas in Guatemala City.
Laetoli Project: Conservation of the Hominind Trackway Site at ...
This report details the 1995 Laetoli field campaign that initiated the third phase of activity in the Hominid Trackway at Laetoli project.
Projects, events, and publications
List of new items in the 30th Anniversary issue. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Illustrated Glossary: Technician Training for the Maintenance ...
This accompanying glossary to handbook, Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics, provides definitions of terms commonly used. Available in English and French.
Newsletter 7.3 Fall 1992
Newsletter article about conservation plans for the tomb of Tutankhamun.
The Conservation and Management of the Tomb of ...
Bibliography covers areas related to research needs of the GCI conservation project to conserve and manage Tutankhamen's tomb.
Joya de Cerén, El Salvador Management Plan: Executive ...
Presents the most relevant aspects of the Management Plan for the archaeological site of Joya de Ceren, El Salvador
Wall Paintings Conservation at Mogao Grottoes
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project researching the deterioration of wall paintings at the Mogao Grottoes in China.
Newsletter 9.1 Spring 1994
Newsletter feature article on the conservation of the Mogao grottoes, the largest collection of Buddhist wall painting in China.
RECORDIM: Guiding Principles & Illustrated Examples
Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places: Illustrated Examples, Vol. II (seven PDF files).
Dunhuang Cave Art
Peter Sellars and Robert Thurman discuss Dunhuang and Vimalakirti Sutra as sources of inspiration.
Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site: A ...
A values-based case study of this historic site in Canada. 1 of 4 case studies undertaken by the GCI’s Research on the Values of Heritage project.
Newsletter 15.1 Spring 2000
Newsletter essay considering challenges associated with the prevention of looting and theft of cultural property.
Newsletter 21.1 Spring 2006
Newsletter article on the 2005 International Committee for Conservation of Mosaics conference in Tunisia.
Newsletter 21.3 Fall 2006
Newsletter roundtable discussion on rock art conservation.
Palace Sculptures of Abomey
Includes details of collaboration between Benin Ministry of Culture & Communications and GCI to conserve the bas-reliefs of Abomey.
Lessons Learned: Reflecting on the Theory and Practice of ...
Proceedings from the 9th triennial meeting of the International Committee for Conservation of Mosaics in 2005.
Newsletter 7.2 Summer 1992
Newsletter interview with Sharon Sullivan, director of the Australian Heritage Commission.
Conference: Seismic Protection of Historic Buildings and ...
An international colloquium that reviewed seismic stabilization of historic buildings and monuments sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Laetoli Project: Conservation of the Hominind Trackway Site at ...
Report on the 1996–1997 Field Season and the Olduvai Museum Exhibition
Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities (MEGA) - Jordan ...
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop a GIS for the Department of Antiquities in Jordan.
MOSAIKON Update (News Item)
Information on recent technician training and model field-project work for this initiative. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012
Mogao Grottoes Visitor Center Opens (News Item)
State-of-the-art visitor center opened September 2014 at this World Heritage Site. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Conservation of Archaeological Sites in the Mediterranean ...
Publication, from a 1995 conference, intended to convey discussions and recommendations that identify principal issues and propose possible resolutions.
Valley of the Queens
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project for the conservation and management of the Valley of the Queens in Luxor, Egypt.
Cave Temples of Dunhuang Exhibit (News Item)
Announcement of this exhibit at the Getty Center, May to September 2016. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Terra Consortium: Guidelines for Institutional Collaboration
A document outlining the establishment of Project Terra.
Heritage Values in Site Management
Four case studies examining the creations and management of heritage values.
Newsletter 10.1 Spring 1995
Newsletter article describing field campaigns launched to protect fossil hominid footprints at Laetoli, Tanzania.
Archaeological Site Protection and Management
Technical Note: Community Participation in Heritage Conservation
Evaluation of Lime-Based Hydraulic Injection Grouts for ...
A manual of laboratory and field test methods to test, evaluate, and select appropriate injection grouts for architectural surfaces.
"Heritage Inventories" issue. Fall 2013 (PDF Edition)
Entire newsletter, including articles, roundtable discussion, list of key resources, and news items. Vol. 28 no.2.
Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa
A richly illustrated introduction to the Roman-era mosaics of Tunisia.
Newsletter 21.1 Spring 2006
Newsletter feature article on mosaic conservation.
East and West of Dunhuang: Music Carried on the Wind
Master musicians & scholar-performers in a concert highlighting cultures that came together to shape Dunhuang caves.
MOSAIKON Initiative
Initiative dedicated to improving the conservation, presentation and maintenance of mosaics in the southern and eastern Mediterranean.
Newsletter 16.3 Fall 2001
Newsletter discussion on site management planning with Christina Cameron and Carolina Castellanos.
Bulla Regia Model Conservation Project
Through planning and conservation activities at one site, this project aims to demonstrate best practices in the conservation of in situ mosaics.
Terra (1998–2005)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that promotes earthen architectural heritage conservation through international cooperation.
Archaeological Site Protection & Management | Getty ...
Heritage conservation–related teaching and learning resources for archaeological site protection and management.
Newsletter 12.2 Summer 1997
Newsletter feature article examining holistic perspectives on the preservation of archaeological sites.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article about the conservation and management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen.
Newsletter 23.2 Summer 2008
Newsletter article on developing a management plan for Egypt's Valley of the Kings.
Cultural Heritage Policy Documents | Getty Conservation ...
A list of charters, with links to full text documents, tracing the development of cultural policy since 1904.
Archaeological Sites: Conservation and Management (News ...
This book on conservation and management of these sites is now available for purchase. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012
Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa
Looks at Roman-era mosaics from Tunisia brought to the Getty Villa for a 2006-07 exhibit.
China Principles
National guidelines for cultural heritage conservation and management in China.
Newsletter 23.2 Summer 2008
Newsletter article on current conservation and management initiatives in the Theban West Bank, Egypt.
The Conservation of the Orpheus Mosaic at Paphos, Cyprus
Chronicles each element of the project to conserve the Orpheus Mosaic, including evaluation, documentation, detachment, reinstallation, and cleaning of the mosaic.
House of Eternity: Tomb of Nefertari
Downloadable in 4 sections. Offers insights into Nefertari; the construction and symbolism of royal tombs; GCI's role in conserving and stabilizing the tomb's wall paintings.
Conference: Conference on the Conservation of Ancient Sites ...
A summary of a conference that focused on the conservation of the Mogao grottoes in China sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Conference: 2nd International Conference on Conservation of ...
A summary of a conference sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute on the conservation and management of Silk Road grotto sites.
Adobe Consolidation (1988–1995)
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project that carried out long-term research on adobe consolidation at Fort Selden, New Mexico.
Newsletter 18.3 Fall 2003
Newsletter article on education in the conservation of immovable heritage in sub-Saharan Africa.
Newsletter 24.1 Spring 2009
Newsletter article on sustaining conservation education in Southeast Asia.
The Conservation of Cave 85 at the Mogao Grottoes ...
A Collaborative Project of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Dunhuang Academy.
Newsletter 11.2 Summer 1996
Newsletter conversation with Peter Dorman, field director of the Epigraphic Survey, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.
Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang: Art and History on the ...
Lavish color photographs of the caves and their art and a history of the Silk Road create a vivid portrait of this remarkable site.
Alternative Backing Methods for Lifted Mosaics
This project aims to address the urgent need for developing sustainable solutions to the conservation of mosaics.
Newsletter 23.2 Summer 2008
Newsletter article on the conservation and preservation of heritage sites in Western Thebes, Egypt.
Laetoli Hominid Trackway, Site G
This report is a detailed record of the condition of the Homind Trackway’s fifty-two hominid footprints and any treatments that were carried out in 1995 and 1996.
Archaeometry of Pre-Columbian Sites and Artifacts
Proceedings of a 1992 symposium on the application of scientific techniques of investigation and analysis of pre-Columbian sites and artifacts.
Site Conservation at Mogao and Yungang Grottoes (1990 ...
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project for the implementation of site conservation strategies in China.
Management Planning (2009–2013)
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to identify needs in heritage management and to develop ways to address gaps in the field.