UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials

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Backyard Archaeology at the Villa Ranch House

Site of a training excavation at the Getty Villa for students in the UCLA/Getty conservation program

Students in the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program recently dug up ancient wall paintings buried on the grounds of the Getty Villa. Not real ones, of course—it was all part of a classroom exercise for us conservators-in-training to better understand how conservation… More»

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      The now-extinct aspidochelone (“asp turtle”).

      Just as heedless man mistakes the creature for an island and is thus pulled inexorably to his doom, so too are sinners lured by the guile of the Devil into the fathomless depths.

      Two Fishermen on a Sea Creature (detail), about 1270, Unknown illuminator. The J. Paul Getty Museum


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