Conservation

The art and science of preserving cultural heritage around the world.

Getty and University of Arizona Partner to Conserve Long-Lost Willem de Kooning Painting
University of Arizona staff at the inspection and authentication of the recovered de Kooning painting. Woman-Ochre, 1955, Willem de Kooning. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. Artwork © 2019 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Bob Demers/UANews

Getty and University of Arizona Partner to Conserve Long-Lost Willem de Kooning Painting

Over thirty years after it was stolen from the University of Arizona, a de Kooning will be conserved at the Getty.

Conservation Work Reveals the Hidden Revisions of Pontormo, Italian Renaissance Master
Visitation, 1528–1529, Pontormo (Jacopo Carucci). Oil on wood panel, 70 1/2 x 61 7/16 in. Parrocchia di San Michele Arcangelo a Carmignano (Prato). Su concessione della Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la Città Metropolitana di Firenze e per le Province di Pistoia e Prato. Photo © Antonio Quattrone, Florence

Conservation Work Reveals the Hidden Revisions of Pontormo, Italian Renaissance Master

Study and treatment of a Renaissance altarpiece reveals new details about the artist’s working method, as well as his brilliant colors

An Introduction to the Drunken Satyr, A Rare Roman Bronze Being Studied and Conserved at the Getty Villa
J. Paul Getty Museum conservator William Shelley and preparator Rita Gomez assure the sculpture’s arrival in the Getty Villa conservation studios. Drunken Satyr, 1st century BC–1st century AD, Roman. Bronze, 137 cm high. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, inv. 5628. Reproduced by agreement with the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities and Tourism. National Archaeological Museum of Naples – Restoration Office. Photo: Sarah Waldorf

An Introduction to the Drunken Satyr, A Rare Roman Bronze Being Studied and Conserved at the Getty Villa

A rare ancient Roman sculpture receives in-depth conservation treatment.