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Newsletter 8.3 Fall 1993
Newsletter conversation with Jamil Mahuad Witt, mayor of Quito, Ecuador.
Key Resources: Seismic Retrofitting
Online resources, organizations, and networks related to seismic retrofitting. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Consensus Building, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution for ...
Nine papers on challenges in heritage place management, and relevant dispute resolution and consensus building approaches.
Key Resources
List of policy documents, online resources, books, journals, and proceedings related to heritage inventories. From Vol.28.2, Fall 2013.
From the Field: Conserving Southern California's Modern ...
December 2014 public program highlighting 6 L.A. preservation projects.
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.
Finishing Touches: Conserving Wall Paintings and Other ...
Details and video of a Getty Conservation Institute panel discussion on April 14, 2010.
Newsletter 8.1 Winter 1993
Newsletter article about the 16th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 1992.
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.
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.
"Historic Cities” issue. Fall 2011 (PDF Edition)
Entire newsletter, including articles, roundtable discussion, list of key resources, and news items. Vol. 26. 2.
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.
David Alfaro Siqueiros: Murals in Los Angeles
Selected bibliography focused on the murals painted by Siqueiros in Los Angeles in 1932.
Newsletter 9.2 Summer 1994

Stone Conservation | Getty Conservation Institute
Materials adapted from the 2003 International Course on Stone Conservation in Rome.
The Ideal Climate, Risk Management, the ASHRAE Chapter ...
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
Earthen Architecture Initiative
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute initiative to advance the conservation of earthen architecture worldwide.
Organic Materials in Wall Paintings
Report from this collaborative scientific research project to evaluate investigative techniques for identifying organic materials.
Newsletter 17.2 Summer 2002
Newsletter article on the preservation of the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima, Japan as a symbol of world peace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Project Terra Research Meeting, Summary Report
Project Terra partners to discussed research needs in the field of earthen architecture conservation.
Conserving Concrete Heritage Experts Meeting Report
Summary of a 2014 experts meeting on conservation of historic concrete buildings and structures.
A Climate Control System for Hollybourne Cottage, Jekyll ...
Humidistat-controlled mechanical ventilation & space heating system studied for creating a preservation environment in warm, humid climate regions.
Biodeterioration of Stone in Tropical Environments
Discusses types and causes of stone biodeterioration, preventive & remedial methods, chemical treatments, and areas for further investigation.
Modern Snapshots from the Field
December 2015 public event featuring presentations from L.A. architecture and preservation firms.
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.
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.
Newsletter 14.1 Spring 1999
Newsletter article examining a Getty Conservation Institute research project to retrofit historic adobe structures.
RECORDIM: Guiding Principles & Illustrated Examples
Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places: Illustrated Examples, Vol. II (seven PDF files).
Everyday Modernism in the California Landscape
Lectures & panel discussion on conservation strategies for California Modernist buildings.
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.
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.
Quito (1991–1997)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project that helped to preserve the historic colonial city center of Quito, Ecuador.
Survey of Damage to Historic Adobe Buildings
Survey of damage to these historic structures following the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake.
Conservation of the Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral ...
Selected papers from the 2001 international symposium marking completion of the mosaic conservation.
Proceedings 9th World Congress of the Organization of World ...
Proceedings from the Organization of World Heritage Cities 9th World Congress.
Experts' Bibliography
Selected research in climate management from participants in the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies.
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.
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.
Conservation of Shuxiang Temple, Chengde (News Item)
Update on this comprehensive case study at this World Heritage Site in China. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Newsletter 6.1 Fall 1991
Newsletter article examining issues associated with the preservation of historic cities.
Collections in Hot & Humid Environments (1997–2002)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project addressing climate control issues in hot humid regions.
Historic Places LA (News Item)
City of L.A. and the GCI launch this online information system in February 2015. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
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.
Controlled Ventilation and Heating to Preserve Collections in ...
Paper on research into viable alternatives to air-conditioning systems that are economically sustainable, robust and technologically simple to operate.
Terra Consortium: Guidelines for Institutional Collaboration
A document outlining the establishment of Project Terra.
Newsletter 14.3 Fall 1999
Newsletter essay considering varying conceptions of monuments and sites for conservation and heritage preservation.
Heritage Values in Site Management
Four case studies examining the creations and management of heritage values.
"Heritage Inventories" issue. Fall 2013 (PDF Edition)
Entire newsletter, including articles, roundtable discussion, list of key resources, and news items. Vol. 28 no.2.
El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles
This illustrated historical narrative recounts the birthplace of Los Angeles.
Historic Cities and Urban Settlements Initiative
Overview and details of a GCI project to enhance practices in conservation and management of historic cities and urban settlements.
Conference: Conservation of Cultural Property within the ...
Summary of a seminar about the importance of preserving historic city centers and ensembles of cultural property.
MOSAIKON (News Item)
From Vol. 31.1, Spring 2016.
Investigations of Climate Control Alternatives for Cultural ...
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
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.
Alternative Climate Controls for Historic Buildings (2003–2010 ...
Details of a GCI project on climate control strategies for improving collection environments in historical buildings in hot and humid regions.
Organization of World Heritage Cities World Symposia (2003 ...
Overview and details of a collaborative GCI project to organize World Symposia for the Organization of World Heritage Cities.
Cultural Heritage Policy Documents | Getty Conservation ...
A list of charters, with links to full text documents, tracing the development of cultural policy since 1904.
Conservation of Collections | Getty Conservation Institute
A case study of preventive conservation in the context of a historic house museum, Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic) in Amsterdam.
The GCI Newsletter, Conservation Perspectives Spring 2015
List of articles in the Seismic Retrofitting issue. From Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2015.
China Principles
National guidelines for cultural heritage conservation and management in China.
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.
Newsletter 8.3 Fall 1993
Newsletter feature article on efforts by the Getty Conservation Institute to restore the colonial center of Quito, Ecuador.
From Conservation Heating to Slow
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
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.
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.
The California Missions
A vivid profile of these iconic institutions, including historical profiles for each of the twenty-one missions.
Lecture: Heritage in the 21st Century City: Managing Growth ...
Details and video of a public lecture on Heritage in the 21st Century City: Managing Growth, Obsolescence, and Change at the Getty Center, June 8, 2011.
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.
Resources - Newsletter 9.3 Fall 1994 (Getty Conservation)
Newsletter article about seismic stabilization of historic structures in the Balkans by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Port Arthur Historic Site: A Case Study
Values-based case study of this historic site in Australia. 1 of 4 case studies undertaken by the GCI’s Research on the Values of Heritage project.
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.
Values and Heritage Conservation: Research Report
Results of research on values and benefits of cultural heritage conservation undertaken by the GCI through its Agora Initiative.
Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road (2010)
Proceedings of the second international conference from 2004 at the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang. Downloadable in 11 sections.
Newsletter 14.2 Summer 1999
Newsletter article describing a project to conserve the main retablo, Church of Santo Domingo, Yanhuitlán, Oaxaca.
Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment
Annotated bibliography on range of views on what constitutes appropriate new development within a historic area.
Taking Stock (Discussion)
A discussion among experts in the field on heritage inventories and decision making. From Vol. 28.2, Fall 2013.
Los Angeles Historic Resource Survey Project
Research and implementation of a comprehensive citywide survey in partnership with City of Los Angeles.
Damage Assessment of Historic Earthen Buildings After the ...
Assessment of historic earthen sites damaged in the August 15, 2007, Pisco, Peru, earthquake.
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.
Newsletter 8.3 Fall 1993
Newsletter article on a conference in Cairo, Egypt, convened to expedite assistance in the aftermath of the 1992 earthquake.