Conservation principles & methods
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Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces
Description of the 2013 CAPS workshop at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia.
Evaluation of Cellulose Ethers for Conservation
Describes chemical character of cellulose ethers and establishes approximate ranking of relative stability of each generic chemical subclass.
Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer
A series of workshops to disseminate new procedures for acquiring detailed compositional information about lacquered objects.
Assessment of the Susceptibility to Biodeterioration of ...
The present study represents large-scale attempt to screen preservative coatings for microbial susceptibility prior to their application on objects.
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 15.1 Spring 2000
Newsletter essay considering the implications of cultural tourism for conservation and site management.
Conference: Mortality Immortality? The Legacy of 20th ...
A summary of a conference sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute devoted to issues regarding the preservation of contemporary art.
Newsletter 15.1 Spring 2000
Newsletter essay considering the implications of conservation for cultural heritage as well as material culture.
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 14.3 Fall 1999 (Getty Conservation)
Newsletter essay examining the contributions of international conservation organizations.
"Conservation of Public Art" issue. Fall 2012 (PDF Edition)
Entire newsletter, including articles, roundtable discussion, list of key resources, and news items. Vol. 27.2.
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.
Conservation and Care of Sculptural Monuments (Article)
Examines conservation issues related to these outdoor works. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012.
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.
ARIS (2005–2009)
Overview and details of the Getty Conservation Institute and ICCROM sponsored advanced course in architectural conservation, ARIS.
Lessons Learned
Proceedings from the 9th triennial meeting of the International Committee for Conservation of Mosaics in 2005.
UCLA/Getty Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic ...
Information on the master's degree program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation offered by UCLA and the J. Paul Getty Trust
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.
Personal Viewpoints: Thoughts about Paintings Conservation
Features papers from a Getty Museum conference exploring the nature of paintings conservation.
Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research
This is the second edition authored by Eric Doehne and C.A. Price.
Lecture: Ethical Dilemmas in the Conservation of Modern and ...
Details and video of a live panel discussion presented by the Getty Conservation Institute in April 2009.
Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites with ...
Announcement of
Seismic Retrofitting
News from February 2013 campaign to Peru for GCI's Seismic Retrofitting Project. From Vol. 28.1, Spring 2013.
Newsletter 19.2 Summer 2004
Newsletter feature article on the use of heritage charters and conventions.
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.
Conference: Ancient and Historic Metals: Conservation and ...
Summary of a symposium that addressed the technology, history, structure, and corrosion of ancient and historic metalwork.
Newsletter 16.2 Summer 2001
Newsletter article discussing the development of a series of case studies exemplifying values-driven site management.
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.
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.
Statistical Analysis in Art Conservation Research
Examines how statistical analyses have been handled in published conservation research studies and to suggest alternative approaches.
Cleaning of Paintings (1987–1989)
A summary of training courses that emphasized the use of new methods and materials for the cleaning of paintings sponsored by the GCI.
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.
Solvent Gels for the Cleaning of Works of Art
Examines gels cleaning treatment of paintings and painted works of art.
Newsletter 15.3 Fall 2000
Newsletter dialogue with conservators from the J. Paul Getty Museum about the surface cleaning of objects in museum collections.
Experts' Bibliography
Selected research in climate management from participants in the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies.
Newsletter 20.1 Spring 2005
Newsletter article examining collaboration in the preservation of ethnographic and archaeological objects.
Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings Proceedings (1998 ...
Proceedings of a Symposium at the J. Paul Getty Museum, April 1995. Available in four separate sections as downloadable PDF files.
Newsletter 22.2 Spring 2007
Newsletter roundtable discussion on the conservation of outdoor sculpture.
Newsletter 16.2 Summer 2001
Newsletter article examining the China Principles--national guidelines for the conservation and management of cultural heritage sites in China.
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.
Newsletter 19.2 Summer 2004
Newsletter roundtable discussion about heritage charters and conventions.
Directors' Retreats (2002-2008)
Details of a GCI project to enhance conservation education by providing retreat opportunities for senior-level educators.
Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities (MEGA) - Jordan
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop a GIS for the Department of Antiquities in Jordan.
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.
Project Partners & Team Members
Project partners and team members of a GCI project for the conservation and management of the Valley of the Queens.
Disaster Preparedness and Response (1992)
A summary of a workshop on emergency planning for collecting institutions sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
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.
Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects ...
Overview of theoretical concepts as well as hands-on guidance on application of color science
Creación de un plan de emergencia: Guía para museos y ...
(Spanish) Step-by-step guide to developing an emergency preparedness and response strategy.
Conference: National Summit on Emergency Response
A summary of a conference that focused on the development of a national emergency infrastructure to safeguard cultural heritage.
Insect Control with the Fumigant Vikane (1986–1990)
Overview and details of a past GCI project to investigate potential adverse effects of Vikane on museum artifacts and historic structures.
Chinese Colleagues at the GCI (News Item)
Colleagues arrived for a 3-month training and capacity building program. From Vol. 27.2, Fall 2012
Heritage Values in Site Management
Four case studies examining the creations and management of heritage values.
Oxygen-Free Museum Cases
Discusses the use of hermetically sealed cases for the long-term conservation of oxygen-sensitive objects.
Changing Views of Textile Conservation
Eighty-one readings in the practice of textile conservation.
Principles for the Conservation of Heritage Sites in China
The China Principles for conservation and management of sites, Bilingual Chinese-English text.
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
Athenian Pottery Project
Scientific research to understand, the materials and techniques employed to create the iconic red and black figure pottery of ancient Athens.
2015–17 Post Doctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science
Information on the 2015-2017 postdoctoral fellowship program at the Getty Conservation Institute
The Use of Oxygen-Free Environments in the Control of ...
Discusses use of nitrogen as the inert gas used to replace oxygen and types of treatment chambers.
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.
Site Visitor & Infrastructure
Site and visitor infrastructure for the Valley of the Queens.
Conservation of Photographic Materials (1987–1994)
A summary of training courses on the conservation and preventive care of photographic materials sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
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.
Facing Challenges of Panel Paintings Conservation (2011)
Proceedings of a 2009 Getty symposium examining directions and developments in the field over the previous 15 years. Downloadable in 5 sections.
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.
Investigations of Climate Control Alternatives for Cultural ...
Discussion paper presented at the 2007 Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies sponsored by the GCI.
Conference: Modern Paints Uncovered Symposium
Summary of the 2006 Modern Paints Uncovered symposium, co-organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, Tate, and the National Gallery of Art.
Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative
This initiative seeks to identify and address conservation challenges to modern architecture through a research and implementation program.
Copper and Bronze in Art
A review of the literature on copper and its alloys.
Organization of World Heritage Cities World Symposia
Overview and details of a collaborative GCI project to organize World Symposia for the Organization of World Heritage Cities.
Preventive Conservation (1990–1995)
A summary of a training course sponsored by the GCI that addressed the management of environmental conditions for collections.
Cultural Heritage Policy Documents
A list of charters, with links to full text documents, tracing the development of cultural policy since 1904.
Color Science in the Examination of Museum Objects
Overview of theoretical concepts as well as hands-on guidance on application of color science.
Urushi: Proceedings of the Urushi Study Group
Twenty-two papers covering historical aspects of urushi objects, techniques and conservation of urushi decoration, and scientific and technical examination of the objects. From 1985 conference.
China Principles
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project to develop conservation guidelines for cultural heritage sites in China.
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.
Issues in the Conservation of Paintings
More than 70 texts on paintings conservation, many appearing in English for the first time.
Latin American Consortium (1997–2002)
Details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for training to enhance preventive conservation in Latin America.
Newsletter 14.1 Spring 1999
Newsletter discussion of economics and the conservation of cultural heritage, Getty Conservation Institute, December 1998.
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.
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.
Modern Architecture Initiative (News Item)
GCI launches a new initiative to advance conservation of 20th-century heritage. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Archaeological Conservation and Site Management (1987 ...
A summary of training courses on the care and conservation of archaeological sites and materials sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Methodology for the Conservation of Polychromed Wooden ...
Bibliography offers a practical working tool for supporting study & research required for intervention on wooden altarpieces.
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.
Principles of Experimental Design for Art Conservation ...
Covers both practical and statistical aspects of design and both laboratory experiments on art materials and clinical experiments with art objects.
Newsletter 22.3 Fall 2007
Newsletter feature article on the conservation of digital photographic prints.
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.
Teamwork for Integrated Emergency Management (2004 ...
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute project on integrated emergency management for museums and other cultural institutions.
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.
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.
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.
The Conservation of Tapestries and Embroideries
The 15 papers in this volume focus on treatments of western European tapestries and ecclesiastical embroideries.


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