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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.
Key Resources: Seismic Retrofitting
Online resources, organizations, and networks related to seismic retrofitting. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Conservation Practices on Archaeological Excavations (News ...
Announcement of publication on principles and methods for conservation on archaeological excavations. From Vol.28.2, Fall 2013.
Newsletter 16.1 Spring 2001
Newsletter discussion with three international specialists in the conservation of earthen architecture.
Reducing Seismic Vulnerability (Article)
Discusses retrofitting historic buildings. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
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.
A Note from the Director (Article)
Foreword from Director Tim Whalen on this issue focused on photograph conservation. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
MOSAIKON (News Item)
From Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment
Developing methodologies and tools to guide the design of new buildings in historic contexts and assess their impacts.
Developing A Historic Thematic Framework to Assess ...
Report from a 2011 meeting of ICOMOS ISC20 thematic framework subcommittee members and invitees.
Stone Conservation | Getty Conservation Institute
Materials adapted from the 2003 International Course on Stone Conservation in Rome.
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.
Proceedings of the GSAP 2006 Colloquium
Proceedings of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project 2006 Colloquium. Available in in 23 downloadable sections or as one PDF file.
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for the Kasbah of ...
Developing a methodology for conservation & rehabilitation of this traditional earthen ensemble.
Conserving Concrete Heritage Experts Meeting Report
Summary of a 2014 experts meeting on conservation of historic concrete buildings and structures.
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.
House Paints
Traces history of household paint industry in the US and UK over first half of 20th century.
Earthen Architecture Conservation | Getty Conservation ...
Heritage conservation–related teaching and learning resources for conservation of earthen architecture.
Seismic Retrofitting
News from February 2013 campaign to Peru for GCI's Seismic Retrofitting Project. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Projects, events, and publications
List of new items in the 30th Anniversary issue. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Science Dept. | Getty Conservation Institute
Conducting research into a broad range of issues.
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.
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for Kasbah of Taourirt ...
Update on this project to create a methodology for preserving and reusing this traditional ensemble. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Magnesian Limestone Project (2004–2009)
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation interventions for magnesian limestone.
Newsletter 14.1 Spring 1999
Newsletter article examining a Getty Conservation Institute research project to retrofit historic adobe structures.
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.
Workshop Transcripts Available Online (News Item)
From Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Epoxy Resins in Stone Conservation
A publication on the use of epoxy resins in building stone treatments.
Brasilia: Preservation of a Modernist City (article)
Addresses preservation issues of this capitol city of Brazil. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Survey of Damage to Historic Adobe Buildings
Survey of damage to these historic structures following the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake.
Alkoxysilanes and the Consolidation of Stone
Synthesizes of literature on the use of alkoxysilanes in stone consolidation.
Fortieth International Symposium on Archaeometry
Registration information for this 2014 international symposium. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Newsletter 16.1 Spring 2001
Newsletter article examining Project Terra, a collaboration to foster the development of earthen architecture conservation.
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.
Seismic Retrofitting Project: Assessment of Prototype ...
Damage and construction assessments developed for 4 earthen sites in Peru representative of building typologies in Latin America.
Consensus Building, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution for ...
From Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
MOSAIKON Update (News Item)
Information on recent technician training and model field-project work for this initiative. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012
Eames House Conservation (News Item)
GCI and Eames Foundation are developing a conservation & maintenance plan for house. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
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.
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.
Poultice Desalination of Porous Building Materials 2010
Details of a workshop on poultice desalination of building materials in New Orleans, May 2010.
Chinese Colleagues at the GCI (News Item)
Colleagues arrived for a 3-month training and capacity building program. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012
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.
Permanence and Application of Conservation Materials (1983 ...
Overview and details of a past GCI program of research into the permanence and application of conservation materials.
Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa
A richly illustrated introduction to the Roman-era mosaics of Tunisia.
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.
In the Wake of Quakes (Feature Article)
Profile of the Seismic Retrofitting Project in Peru. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
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.
The GCI Newsletter, Conservation Perspectives Spring 2015
List of articles in the Seismic Retrofitting issue. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
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
Made in Los Angeles: Materials, Processes, and the Birth of ...
From Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
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.
Bringing Order to Chaos (Article)
Discusses managing seismic risk for historic structures. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Planning and Engineering Guidelines for the Seismic ...
Guidelines are the result of 12 years of research undertaken by the Getty Seismic Adobe Project (GASP) on seismic stabilization of historic adobe structures.
Colloquium to Advance Practice of Conserving Modern ...
Report from this 2013 event to discuss state of field and to identify areas of need.
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.
Maya Initiative (1999–2009)
Overview and details of a past GCI initiative to reinforce and develop conservation practices in order to resolve common problems in the Maya region.
Seismic Retrofitting Project
Seismic retrofitting techniques and maintenance programs for earthen buildings in Peru.
Stone Deterioration & Treatment (1986–1991)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute program of research into the deterioration and treatment of stone materials.
Passé, présent et futur des palais et sites royaux d'Abomey
Proceedings of a 1997 conference of stakeholders and those working at site of the Royal Palaces of Abomey, Benin.
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.
Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment
Annotated bibliography on range of views on what constitutes appropriate new development within a historic area.
Damage Assessment of Historic Earthen Buildings After the ...
Assessment of historic earthen sites damaged in the August 15, 2007, Pisco, Peru, earthquake.
Buildings & Sites Dept. | Getty Conservation Institute
Developing model field projects.
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.
Seismic Stabilization of Historic Adobe Structures
Describes tests performed on model adobe buildings to evaluate seismic damage mitigation techniques.
The Los Angeles Watts Towers
Recounts story of Simon Rodia and his creation and its preservation and the history of Watts.
Mosaics in Situ: An Overview of Literature on Conservation of ...
This literature review examines principle practices and trends in mosaic conservation as reflected in published works through 2007.
Seismic Retrofitting Issue, Spring 2015
Page 1. SEISMIC RETROFITTING SPRING 2015 Page 2. A Note from
the Director Photo: Anna Flavin, GCI Los Angeles ...
Conserving Twentieth-Century Built Heritage: A Bibliography
An extensive subject bibliography on the conservation of modern architectural materials.
Conservation of Decorated Surfaces (Article)
A look at 30 years of the GCI's work in conserving decorated surfaces. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
The Eames House: Conserving a California Icon (article)
Provides information on the GCI project to create a conservation management and maintenance plan for this iconic house. From Vol .28.1, Spring 2013.
Editorial and Production staff for GCI Newsletter
Conservation Perspectives: The GCI Newsletter, Vol. 31.1.
Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk ...
From Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
6th International Conference on Earthen Architecture
Available in four separate sections as downloadable PDF files.
Iconic Houses Network Conference (News Item)
From Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Terra Literature Review: An Overview of Earthen Architecture ...
An overview of research in earthen architecture conservation.
Lectures on Materials Science for Architectural Conservation
Based on notes and sketches prepared by Giorgio Torraca for an undergraduate course titled "Chemistry of the Environment and of Cultural Property."
Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (News Item)
From Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Conservation & Management of Archaeological Sites (Article)
An overview of 30 years of the GCI's work in conserving and managing archaeological sites. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research. ...
This is the second edition authored by Eric Doehne and C.A. Price.
A Note from the Director (Article)
Foreword from Director Tim Whalen on this issue focused on seismic retrofitting. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and ...
Reprint of 1995 guide developed by US National Park System. New preface.
The Conservation of Decorated Surfaces on Earthen ...
Proceedings from this 2004 colloquium organized by the GCI and National Park Service.
Chaco Canyon (1991–1996)
Overview of a past Getty Conservation Institute project in Chaco Canyon to investigate protective strategies for preserving archaeological sites.
Earthen Architecture Initiative Seismic Retrofitting Project: A ...
A bibliography to aid conservation professionals understand built earthen heritage sites & how they respond to earthquakes.
Conservation and Seismic Strengthening of Byzantine ...
Results of a four-year study of seismic retrofitting techniques for these ancient churches.
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.
Seismic Stabilization of Historic Structures (1990–1996)
Overview and details of a past GCI project that focused on researching methods to provide seismic stabilization for historic buildings.
Between Two Earthquakes (Article)
Discusses importance of mitigation and preparedness to earthquake risk reduction. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Tutankhamen
News from February 2013 field campaign for conservation and management of Tomb of Tutankhamen. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Newsletter 16.1 Spring 2001
Newsletter feature article on developments, issues, and research in the conservation of earthen architecture.