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International Course on Stone Conservation 2015
An advanced international course in the conservation of stone—to be held in Rome, Italy, April-July 2015.
Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and ...
Reprint of 1995 guide developed by US National Park System. New preface.
Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research
This is the second edition authored by Eric Doehne and C.A. Price.
Palace Sculptures of Abomey
Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls. Available in five sections as downloadable PDFs.
The Conservation of Decorated Surfaces on Earthen ...
Proceedings from this 2004 colloquium organized by the GCI and National Park Service.
Alkoxysilanes and the Consolidation of Stone
Synthesizes of literature on the use of alkoxysilanes in stone consolidation
Biodeterioration of Stone in Tropical Environments

Conservation and Seismic Strengthening of Byzantine ...
Results of a four-year study of seismic retrofitting techniques for these ancient churches.
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.
World Rock Art
One of the word's leading experts, Jean Clottes, provides an engaging overview of rock art worldwide.
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
Details of our work on the teak window wall assemblies at the Salk Biological Institute designed by Louis Kahn.
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
This initiative seeks to identify and address conservation challenges to modern architecture through a research and implementation program.
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.
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.
Poultice Desalination of Porous Building Materials 2010
Details of a workshop on poultice desalination of building materials in New Orleans, May 2010.
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.
Salt Research (2003–2008)
Overview and details of a GCI project to improve understanding of deterioration due to salts, and to develop mitigation and conservation procedures
Injection Grouts for the Conservation of Architectural Surfaces
Details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to evaluate injection grouts for conservation of architectural surfaces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Magnesian Limestone Project (2004–2009)
Overview of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation interventions for magnesian limestone.
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.
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative Update (News Item)
Publication from 2013 Colloquium now available and new work at Salk Institute begin
Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and ...
Reissue of the 1995 National Parks Service guide.
2015 International Stone Course (News Item)
Applications are now being accepted for this April-July 2015 course in Rome.
Minding the Gap: The Role of Contemporary Architecture in ...
A May 2013 symposium with Richard Meier, Denise Scott Brown, Richard Rogers, Robert Stern, and Paul Goldberger.
Conserving Twentieth-Century Built Heritage: A Bibliography
An extensive subject bibliography on the conservation of modern architectural materials.
Seismic Retrofitting Project: Assessment of Prototype ...
Damage and construction assessments developed for 4 earthen sites in Peru representative of building typologies in Latin America.
Earthen Architecture Initiative Seismic Retrofitting Project: A ...
A bibliography to aid conservation professionals understand built earthen heritage sites & how they respond to earthquakes.
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.
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.
Conference: In Situ Archaeological Conservation (1986)
Summary of a forum to discuss the problems associated with conserving archaeological materials, with special regard for sites and those objects which remain in situ.
Damage Assessment of Historic Earthen Buildings After the ...
Assessment of historic earthen sites damaged in the August 15, 2007, Pisco, Peru, earthquake.
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.
Incentives for the Preservation and Rehabilitation of Historic ...
Guidebook for homeowners in Los Angeles to identify financial, tax, and regulatory incentives of benefit to owners of older residential properties.
The Los Angeles Historic Resource Survey Report
Report from the GCI's L.A. Historic Resource Survey project gives Los Angeles a workable blueprint for conducting a citywide historic resources survey.
Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research. ...
This is the second edition authored by Eric Doehne and C.A. Price.
Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research
First edition by C.A. Price. Emphasis is on stone as a material. Little reference to mortars and no consideration of the structural performance of stone masonry.
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.
Epoxy Resins in Stone Conservation
A publication on the use of epoxy resins in building stone treatments.
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."
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.
Preservation of Lime Mortars and Plasters Bibliography
A full text document.
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.
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 14.1 Spring 1999
Newsletter article examining a Getty Conservation Institute research project to retrofit historic adobe structures.
GCI e-Bulletin, February 2009
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
Eames House Conservation (News Item)
GCI and Eames Foundation are developing a conservation & maintenance plan for house. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
A Note from the Director (Article)
Foreword from Director Tim Whalen on this issue focused on photograph conservation. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Fortieth International Symposium on Archaeometry
Registration information for this 2014 international symposium. 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.
Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites with ...
Announcement of
Newsletter 16.1 Spring 2001
Newsletter article examining conservation challenges associated with the World Heritage Site of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador.
Key Resources
List of key books, journals, and online resources on conservation of modern architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Brasilia: Preservation of a Modernist City (article)
Addresses preservation issues of this capitol city of Brazil. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Managing Change and Modern Landscapes
Examines public engagement in conserving modern architecture and modern landscape architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Modernity, Temporality, and Materiality: A Discussion on ...
Experts discuss the conservation of modern architecture. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Tutankhamen test
News from February 2013 field campaign for conservation and management of Tomb of Tutankhamen. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Seismic Retrofitting
News from February 2013 campaign to Peru for GCI's Seismic Retrofitting Project. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Chinese Colleagues at the GCI (News Item)
Colleagues arrived for a 3-month training and capacity building program. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012
MOSAIKON Update (News Item)
Information on recent technician training and model field-project work for this initiative. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012
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
Newsletter 16.1 Spring 2001
Newsletter feature article on developments, issues, and research in the conservation of earthen architecture.
Newsletter 16.1 Spring 2001
Newsletter article examining Project Terra, a collaboration to foster the development of earthen architecture conservation.
Newsletter 16.1 Spring 2001
Newsletter discussion with three international specialists in the conservation of earthen architecture..
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.
GCI e-Bulletin, December 2009
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.
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, February 2010
A bimonthly bulletin providing timely information on the activities of the Getty Conservation Institute.