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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.
From the Field: Conserving Southern California's Modern ...

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.
Mosaic Conservation Technician Training
Hands-on training project is to develop teams of skilled technician-level practitioners in different countries of the MOSAIKON region.
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.
A Note from the Director (Article)
Foreword from Director Tim Whalen on this issue focused on photograph conservation. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
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
Finishing Touches: Conserving Wall Paintings and Other ...
Details and video of a Getty Conservation Institute panel discussion on April 14, 2010.
The Legal and Ethical Consideration of Mural Conservation ...
Essay begins with discussion of federal law, the Visual Artists Rights Act, then discusses California law and California Art Preservation Act (CAPA).
Conservation of Wall Paintings & Site Elements
Conservation of wall paintings and site elements for Valley of the Queens.
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.
Mosaics at Archeological Sites: Training for Site Managers
Series of regional training courses in the conservation and management of archaeological sites.
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.
GCI e-Bulletin, June 2010
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
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.
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.
Mosaics on Archeological Sites: Training for Site Managers
Second regional training courses in the conservation and management of archaeological sites held in Cyprus
Lessons Learned
Proceedings from the 9th triennial meeting of the International Committee for Conservation of Mosaics in 2005.
Organic Materials in Wall Paintings (2003–2010)
Overview and details of a GCI project to improve wall paintings conservation through identification of organic materials used as binders.
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for the Kasbah of ...
First phase of the Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan (CRP) project.
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for the Kasbah of ...
A project of the Earthen Architecture Initiative
Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites with ...
Announcement of
Biodeterioration of Stone in Tropical Environments
Discusses types and causes of stone biodeterioration, preventive & remedial methods, chemical treatments, and areas for further investigation.
Newsletter 17.3 Fall 2002
Newsletter article on conserving the Buddhist Wall Paintings at Mogao grottoes in China.
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.
Newsletter 9.1 Spring 1994
Newsletter feature article on the conservation of the Mogao grottoes, the largest collection of Buddhist wall painting in China.
Earthen Architecture Initiative
Related Publications of a Getty Conservation Institute initiative to advance the conservation of earthen architecture worldwide
Brasilia: Preservation of a Modernist City (article)
Addresses preservation issues of this capitol city of Brazil. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Conservation of América Tropical
A Getty Conservation Institute project on the conservation of the David Alfaro Siqueiros mural America Tropical in LA.
Modern Matters: Breaking the Barriers to Conserving Modern ...
Discusses need for research and training related to conservation of 20th century architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Conservation of Wall Paintings (1985–1991)
A summary of a 3-year diploma course on the conservation of wall paintings sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Newsletter 21.1 Spring 2006
Newsletter article on the 2005 International Committee for Conservation of Mosaics conference in Tunisia.
Conservation and Management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen
Project Partners and team members of a Getty Conservation Institute project to conserve and manage the tomb of Tutankhamen.
Conservation of the Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral ...
Selected papers from the 2001 international symposium marking completion of the mosaic conservation.
Site & Visitor Management
Site and visitor management for the Valley of the Queens.
Palace Sculptures of Abomey
Includes details of collaboration between Benin Ministry of Culture & Communications and GCI to conserve the bas-reliefs of Abomey.
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
Call for Case Studies for the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative.
Fortieth International Symposium on Archaeometry
Registration information for this 2014 international symposium. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Newsletter 11.1 Spring 1996 (Conservation at the Getty
Newsletter feature article examining the bas-reliefs on the royal palaces of Abomey and their conservation.
Royal Bas-Reliefs of Abomey (1991-1997)
Overview of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for the conservation of the Salle des Bijoux in the Royal Palaces of Abomey, Benin.
Eames House Conservation (News Item)
GCI and Eames Foundation are developing a conservation & maintenance plan for house. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Project Partners & Team Members
Project partners and team members of a GCI project for the conservation and management of the Valley of the Queens.
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.
Key Resources
List of key books, journals, and online resources on conservation of modern architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
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.
First Lacquers Workshop Held
Describes a spring 2013 workshop for scientists and conservators on lacquered objects. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
GCI e-Bulletin, December 2009
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
Bulla Regia Model Conservation Project
Related Materials for the Bulla Regia project
GCI e-Bulletin, February 2011
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
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
Newsletter 18.2 Summer 2003
Newsletter article on themaintenance and conservation of the outdoor public murals of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa
A richly illustrated introduction to the Roman-era mosaics of Tunisia.
Site Visitor & Infrastructure
Site and visitor infrastructure for the Valley of the Queens.
Newsletter 21.1 Spring 2006
Newsletter feature article on mosaic conservation.
MOSAIKON Initiative
Initiative dedicated to improving the conservation, presentation and maintenance of mosaics in the southern and eastern Mediterranean.
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.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter feature on conservation of decorated architectural surfaces.
Terra (1998–2005)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that promotes earthen architectural heritage conservation through international cooperation.
Modernity, Temporality, and Materiality: A Discussion on ...
Experts discuss the conservation of modern architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
This initiative seeks to identify and address conservation challenges to modern architecture through a research and implementation program.
Conservación de vidrieras históricas
(Spanish) International experts in stained-glass conservation and related fields address history, aesthetics, and conservation of stained glass.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article about the conservation and management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen.
Newsletter 18.2 Summer 2003
Newsletter article on the symposium, Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas held May 16-17, 2003 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
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.
GCI e-Bulletin, April 2011
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
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.
Managing Change and Modern Landscapes
Examines public engagement in conserving modern architecture and modern landscape architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Modern Architecture Initiative (News Item)
GCI launches a new initiative to advance conservation of 20th-century heritage. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Tomb of Nefertari (1986–1992)
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project that addressed the conservation of the tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens, Egypt.
Newsletter 11.2 Summer 1996
Newsletter feature article examining conservation efforts at rock art sites in Baja California.
Seismic Retrofitting Project
A project of the Earthen Architecture Initiative
Newsletter 18.2 Summer 2003
Newsletter discussion about mural painting and conservation.
Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to evaluate injection grouts for conservation of architectural surfaces.
Desalination of Porous Building Materials (2006–2010)
Overview of a past GCI project to establish guidelines for conservators on the use of desalination systems for building materials.
Conservation and Management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen
A five-year collaborative project for conservation and management of the tomb of Tutankhamen.
Before the Paint Hits the Wall
Introductory remarks for the 2003 symposium, Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas.
Wall Paintings Conservation at Mogao Grottoes
Scientific Investigation related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
Details of our work on the teak window wall assemblies at the Salk Biological Institute designed by Louis Kahn.
Newsletter 7.3 Fall 1992
Newsletter article about the conservation of the tomb of Kiki, a court official in the necropolis at Thebes.
2013–14 GCI Graduate Interns (News item)
List of 2013-14 graduate interns and their areas of work. From Vol.28.2, Fall 2013
Eames House Conservation Project
A collaborative project to develop a long-term conservation management and maintenance plan for the 1949 home of Ray and Charles Eames.
Rock Art of Baja California (1994–1996)
Overview and details of a past GCI project for the conservation of cave paintings in the Sierra de San Francisco, Baja California, Mexico.
Planning & Assessment
Overview, background, and aims for this project for the conservation and management of the Valley of the Queens.
Flood Mitigation | Valley of the Queens
About the flood mitigation at Valley of the Queens.
Newsletter 9.2 Summer 1994
Newsletter feature article examining restoration of the Siqueiros mural América Tropical by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes
Information Gathering & Assessment related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Palace Sculptures of Abomey
Available in five sections as downloadable PDFs.
Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes
Condition Monitoring related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
6th International Conference on Earthen Architecture
6th International Conference on the Conservation of Earthen Architecture: Adobe 90 Preprints, Available in four separate sections as downloadable PDF files.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article on identification of organic materials in wall paintings.
Terra Literature Review: An Overview of Earthen Architecture ...
An overview of research in earthen architecture conservation.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Second part of newsletter feature on challenges and advances in conservation training in decorated surfaces.
2015 International Stone Course (News Item)
Applications are now being accepted for this April-July 2015 course in Rome.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter roundtable discussion about conservation of decorated architectural surfaces.