Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)
Behind the scenes with conservation projects and staff, around the world and in the labs.
América Tropical, the only surviving public mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the United States, is one step closer to being on view to... Read More
Career Profile: Rand Eppich, Field Projects Manager
This is the first in a series on the Iris about interesting and unusual arts careers. We begin with Rand Eppich of the Getty... Read More
What’s Simmering in That Beaker? Understanding Ancient Technology by Manufacturing Pigments
Powdered saffron, simmering roots, crushed leaves…no, it’s not what’s cooking in the kitchen, but what’s been cooking at the Getty Villa this quarter for... Read More
What Does Plastic Have to Do with Art?
Many types of plastic used in artworks are now beginning to exhibit serious signs of deterioration – discoloration, crazing and cracking, warping, becoming sticky, and in extreme cases, turning completely to powder. The sheer number of plastics available constitutes a huge challenge for the conservation profession.Read More
GCI and the Jordanian Department of Antiquities: Proud Parents of MEGA-J
When eight colleagues from Jordan’s Department of Antiquities (DoA) came to the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) in early April, they had only an inkling... Read More
Accelerated Aging Lab: The Scariest Place at the Getty?
For those of us over 21, the idea of premature aging is definitely not attractive. Every time I pass the Getty Conservation Institute’s Accelerated... Read More