Recording and Documentation
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Key Resources
List of policy documents, online resources, books, journals, and proceedings related to heritage inventories. From Vol.28.2, Fall 2013.
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.
DISCO: Data Integration for Conservation Science
A project to develop data integration tools to facilitate extraction and sharing of conservation-related information.
Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copán, Honduras
Downloadable in seven sections, this final project report establishes proposals for stabilization of the carved surfaces of the stairway and preventive measures and maintenance.
Report on the Partial Re-Excavation of the Laetoli Hominind ...
This report describes the evaluation of the trackway that took place in February 2011 in response to a Presidential decision to open the hominid trackway at Site G permanently to public visitation.
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.
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.
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.
Mosaics at Archaeological Sites: Training for Site Managers
Series of regional training courses in the conservation and management of archaeological sites.
Earthen Architecture Initiative
Overview and details of a Getty Conservation Institute initiative to advance the conservation of earthen architecture worldwide.
ARIS (2005–2009)
Overview and details of the Getty Conservation Institute and ICCROM sponsored advanced course in architectural conservation, ARIS.
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for the Kasbah of ...
Developing a methodology for conservation & rehabilitation of this traditional earthen ensemble.
Laetoli Project: Conservation of the Hominind Trackway Site at ...
This report details the 1995 Laetoli field campaign that initiated the third phase of activity in the Hominid Trackway at Laetoli project.
Newsletter 28.2 Fall 2013
Table of contents for Conservation Perspectives: The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, Heritage Inventories issue.
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.
RECORDIM: Guiding Principles & Illustrated Examples
Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places: Illustrated Examples, Vol. II (seven PDF files).
Hominid Trackway at Laetoli (1992–1998)
Overview and details of a past Getty Conservation Institute project for the reburial and conservation of hominid footprints in Laetoli, Tanzania.
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.
Seismic Retrofitting Project: Assessment of Prototype ...
Damage and construction assessments developed for 4 earthen sites in Peru representative of building typologies in Latin America.
Laetoli Project: Conservation of the Hominind Trackway Site at ...
Report on the 1996–1997 Field Season and the Olduvai Museum Exhibition
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.
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.
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.
Newsletter 20.3 Fall 2005
Newsletter roundtable discussion about heritage documentation.
"Heritage Inventories" issue. Fall 2013 (PDF Edition)
Entire newsletter, including articles, roundtable discussion, list of key resources, and news items. Vol. 28 no.2.
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.
Newsletter 20.3 Fall 2005
Newsletter feature article on heritage documentation.
Newsletter 11.2 Summer 1996
Newsletter conversation with Peter Dorman, field director of the Epigraphic Survey, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.
Laetoli Hominid Trackway, Site G
This report is a detailed record of the condition of the Homind Trackway’s fifty-two hominid footprints and any treatments that were carried out in 1995 and 1996.
Archaeometry of Pre-Columbian Sites and Artifacts
Proceedings of a 1992 symposium on the application of scientific techniques of investigation and analysis of pre-Columbian sites and artifacts.
Documenting Spiral Jetty (2009)
Multimedia presentation of documentation work conducted at Spiral Jetty, a monumental earthwork in Utah.
Seismic Retrofitting Project
Seismic retrofitting techniques and maintenance programs for earthen buildings in Peru.
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.
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.
Conservation and Management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen
A five-year collaborative project for conservation and management of the tomb of Tutankhamen.
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.
Newsletter 20.3 Fall 2005 (Conservation at the Getty)
Newsletter article on managing information for a wall paintings conservation project.
Iraq Cultural Heritage Conservation Initiative (2004-2011)
Overview and details of a GCI project to repair Iraqi cultural heritage, and rebuild Iraqi conservation and heritage management capacity.
Inventories and Heritage Management: The Australian ...
Examines heritage inventories in Australia. From Volume 28.2, Fall 2013.
Mural Archive Now Available (News Item)
Ernest A. Long Outdoor Mural Image Archive available through GRI. From Vol. 27.1, Spring 2012.
Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road (1997)
Proceedings of an October 1993 international conference at the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang.
Earthen Architecture Initiative Seismic Retrofitting Project: A ...
A bibliography to aid conservation professionals understand built earthen heritage sites & how they respond to earthquakes.
Changing the Heritage Inventory Paradigm: The Arches Open ...
Feature on Arches, an open source geospatial web application of cultural heritage inventory and management. From Volume 28.2, Fall 2013.
Arches Project | Getty Conservation Institute
A collaborative project to develop an open source web- and GIS-based information system to inventory and manage immovable cultural heritage.
A Note from the Director (Article)
Foreword from Director Tim Whalen on this issue focused on heritage inventories. From Vol. 28.2, Fall 2013.
Newsletter 21.2 Summer 2006
Newsletter article on the April 2006 meeting on conservation documentation sponsored by the Mellon Foundation.
Newsletter 14.2 Summer 1999
Newsletter article about digital technology and conservation documentation in field campaigns and research.
RECORDIM: Guiding Principles & Illustrated Examples
Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places: Guiding Principles, Vol. I.
Newsletter 13.1 Spring 1998
Newsletter article discussing issues associated with the theft and recovery of art and antiquities.
Conference: 28th International Archaeometry Symposium ...
A summary of a symposium that focused on archaeometry.
Mosaic Conservation Technician Training
Hands-on training project is to develop teams of skilled technician-level practitioners in different countries of the MOSAIKON region.
Newsletter 22.2 Spring 2007
Newsletter article on Save Outdoor Sculpture!, a community-based conservation program.
Great Sphinx (1990–1992)
A summary of a Getty Conservation Institute project that carried out an environmental monitoring study of The Great Sphinx, Giza Plateau, Egypt.
Earthen Architecture (Article)
A look at 30 years of the GCI's work in earthern architecture conservation. From Vol. 30, No. 2, Fall 2015.
Retablo of the Church of Santo Domingo (1997–2000)
Overview of a past Getty Conservation Institute project on the documentation and structural analysis of the Yanhuitlan altarpiece in Oaxaca, 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.
Assessment Report on Shuxiang Temple
Bilingual report (English/Chinese) by Chengde Cultural Heritage Bureau,Hebei Cultural Heritage Bureau, and GCI for China Principles project.
The Laetoli Conservation Project: A Visual Summary
The visual summary tells the story of the Homind Trackway at Laetoli project from 1992 to 1998 mainly through photographs, graphics and extended captions.