About: Sean Charette

I'm a project specialist with the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), where I and my colleagues in the Education Department develop education activities and resources for conservation professionals. I earned an M.A. in the conservation of historic and archaeological objects from the University of Durham, UK, and have worked as a conservator for the Institute of Nautical Archaeology in Alexandria, Egypt; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Museum of the Aleutians in Alaska. I've been with the GCI since 2007.

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Posted in Conservation, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Foundation, Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Cambodia’s Enduring Mystery

Shiva's Bull, Nandin.  The National Museum of Cambodia.

The exhibition Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia now on view at the Getty Center is a rare opportunity to experience first-hand the unique artistry of Khmer sculpture outside of Cambodia. At its height, the Khmer… More»

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      Presidential Death Beds & Independence Day

      Here’s a little history trivia about this special day

      John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Founding Fathers and the second and third Presidents of the United States, both died on July 4, 1826, on the 50th anniversary of Independence Day. 

      Because of their opposing views on politics as well as their contrasting personalities, the two men were not on friendly terms, and rumor has it that Adams’ last words on his deathbed were “Jefferson survives.” Little did he know that Jefferson had actually died five hours earlier.

      Leaving you with that conversation starter, we hope you celebrate this day with friends and family and feast like the Romans!

      07/04/15

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