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Conservation and Management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen
A five-year collaborative project for conservation and management of the tomb of Tutankhamen.
Palace Sculptures of Abomey
Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls. Available in five sections as downloadable PDFs.
Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa
A richly illustrated introduction to the Roman-era mosaics of Tunisia.
The Conservation of Decorated Surfaces on Earthen ...
Proceedings from this 2004 colloquium organized by the GCI and National Park Service.
Lessons Learned
Proceedings from the 9th triennial meeting of the International Committee for Conservation of Mosaics in 2005.
Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road
Papers from the 2nd International Conference on Conservation of Grotto Sites in 2004.
Cave Temples of Mogao: Art and History on the Silk Road
Presents history and development of the cave temple as well as iconography and conservation of the wall paintings.
Biodeterioration of Stone in Tropical Environments

Conservation of the Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral ...
Selected papers from the 2001 international symposium marking completion of the mosaics conservation.
World Rock Art
One of the word's leading experts, Jean Clottes, provides an engaging overview of rock art worldwide.
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
This initiative seeks to identify and address conservation challenges to modern architecture through a research and implementation program.
MOSAIKON: A Regional Strategy for the Conservation of ...
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute partnership to enhance capacity for archaeological mosaics in the Mediterranean region.
Conservation of Mosaics in Situ
Details of a GCI project addressing a number of important issues related to the conservation and management of ancient mosaic pavements in situ.
Terra (1998–2005)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that promotes earthen architectural heritage conservation through international cooperation.
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.
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.
Conservation of América Tropical
A Getty Conservation Institute project on the conservation of the David Alfaro Siqueiros mural America Tropical in LA.
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.
Mogao and Yungang Grottoes (1990–1995)
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project for the implementation of site conservation strategies in China.
Herculaneum Project
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to address specific conservation problems at the Roman archaeological site of Herculaneum.
Earthen Architecture Initiative
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute initiative to advance the conservation of earthen architecture worldwide.
Lime Mortars and Plasters (1998–2009)
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project that focuses on the preservation of lime mortars and plasters.
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.
St. Vitus Mosaic in Prague (1992–2008)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that focuses on the conservation of the Last Judgment mosaic on St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.
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.
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 and Management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen
Background research and assessment component
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.
Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to evaluate injection grouts for conservation of architectural surfaces.
Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road (1997)
Proceedings of an October 1993 international conference at the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang.
Conservation of Rock Art (1987–1990)
A summary of training courses on rock art conservation, protection and site management sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
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.
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.
Chaco Canyon (1991–1996)
Overview of a past Getty Conservation Institute project in Chaco Canyon to investigate protective strategies for preserving archaeological sites.
Xunantunich (1992–1996)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for the conservation of the Maya site, Xunantunich, in Belize.
Conservation of Polychromed Wooden Altarpieces (2000 ...
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project to conserve polychromed wooden altarpieces.
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.
Orpheus Mosaic (1988–1989)
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project that focused on the conservation of the Orpheus mosaic in Cyprus.
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.
Art and Eternity
Art and Eternity: The Nefertari Wall Paintings Conservation Project, 1986-1992. Available in three separate sections as downloadable PDF files.
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.
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.
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
Glossaire illustré
This accompanying document to the handbook, Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics, provides definitions of terms commonly used.
Manuels supplémentaires pour la documentation ...
The three manuals in this single volume provide a step-by-step guide for basic digital photographic documentation of in situ mosaics.
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.
GCI e-Bulletin, February 2011
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
GCI e-Bulletin, October 2010
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
GCI e-Bulletin, December 2009
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
GCI e-Bulletin, April 2011
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes
Information Gathering & Assessment related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Wall Paintings Conservation at Mogao Grottoes
Scientific Investigation related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes
Condition Monitoring related to Wall Painting Conservation at Mogao Grottoes, China
GCI e-Bulletin, June 2010
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
Assessment Report on Shuxiang Temple
Assessment Report on Shuxiang Temple, Chengde - available in 12 sections as downloadable PDFs.
Conference: 6th Int'l Conference - Conservation of Earthen ...
Summary of a conference held in 1990 that focused on the importance of earth as a building material in the Americas.
Newsletter 13.2 Summer 1998
Newsletter article examining preservation issues associated with rock art.
Newsletter 11.2 Summer 1996
Newsletter feature article examining conservation efforts at rock art sites in Baja California.
Conference: Lessons Learned: Reflecting on the Theory and ...
Summary of the ninth triennial conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics coorganized by Getty Conservation Institute
Conference: Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas ...
Selected papers from a May 2003 symposium at the Getty Center, examining social, artistic, political and conservation issues of contemporary murals.
Lecture: The California Missions: History, Art, and ...
Details and video of a panel discussion about the history, art, and preservation of the California missions, held on October 20, 2009.
Lecture: Conservation of the Transfiguration mosaic in the ...
Details and video of a public lecture on the conservation and safeguarding of the Transfiguration mosaic held at the Getty Center, April 14, 2011.
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 ...
Paper presented at the Getty symposium
Before the Paint Hits the Wall
Paper presented at the Getty symposium Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas, Los Angeles, May 2003.
Priorities in Conserving Community Murals
Paper presented at the Getty symposium Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas, Los Angeles, CA, May 16-17, 2003. (14pp., 347KB)
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 GCIs Research on the Values of Heritage project
Terra 2008
Proceedings from this 2008 conference on the study and conservation of earthen architectural heritage held in Bamako, Mali.
GCI Project Terra Bibliography
A bibliography of literature on earthen architecture. Part of the GCI Project Bibliography series.
Terra Literature Review: An Overview of Earthen Architecture ...
An overview of research in earthen architecture conservation.
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.
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

Between Two Earthquakes: The Management of Cultural ...
This handbook investigates issues related to the management and protection of historic structures, sites, and monuments in seismic zones.
Conservación de vidrieras históricas:
Results of research on values and benefits of cultural heritage conservation undertaken by the GCI through its Agora Initiative.
The Conservation of the Orpheus Mosaic at Paphos, Cyprus
A full text document.
Fort Selden Adobe Test Wall Project, Phase I, Final Report
Results of the Adobe Test Wall Project to test a wide range of protective coatings, wall caps, and wall foundation treatments on adobe.
Conference: 10th Int'l Conference on the Study & ...
A summary of the 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architecture, held February 2008 in Bamako, Mali, West Africa.
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 9.1 Spring 1994
Newsletter feature article on the conservation of the Mogao grottoes, the largest collection of Buddhist wall painting in China.
Newsletter 7.3 Fall 1992
Newsletter feature article examining the international effort to conserve wall paintings in the tomb of Nefertari.
Newsletter 7.3 Fall 1992
Newsletter conversation with Gamal Mokhtar, former chairman of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization.
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.
Lecture: Approaches to Conserving Modern Architecture in the ...
Lecture and video of a panel discussion on conservation principles in the rehabilitation of modern architecture.
A Note from the Director (Article)
Foreword from Director Tim Whalen on this issue focused on heritage inventories. From Vol. 28.2, Fall 2013.
2013–14 GCI Graduate Interns (News item)
List of 2013-14 graduate interns and their areas of work. From Vol.28.2, Fall 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.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article on MOSAIKON, a regional program for conservation of mosaics in the Mediterranean.
Eames House Conservation (News Item)
GCI and Eames Foundation are developing a conservation & maintenance plan for house. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article about the conservation and management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen.
Modern Architecture Initiative (News Item)
GCI launches a new initiative to advance conservation of 20th-century heritage. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Newsletter 7.3 Fall 1992
Newsletter article about conservation plans for the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Newsletter 7.3 Fall 1992
Newsletter article about the conservation of the tomb of Kiki, a court official in the necropolis at Thebes.
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.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article on identification of organic materials in wall paintings.
Technician Training Handbook Revised (News Item)
2011 edition of this handbook. Available in English, French and Arabic. Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Newsletter 9.2 Summer 1994
Newsletter feature article examining restoration of the Siqueiros mural América Tropical by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter feature on conservation of decorated architectural surfaces.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Newsletter article on important resources in conservation of decorated architectural surfaces.
Newsletter 25.2 Fall 2010
Second part of newsletter feature on challenges and advances in conservation training in decorated surfaces.