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Proceedings of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project 2006 Colloquium By Getty Conservation Institute
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During this three-day colloquium, presented by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), a group of professionals with expertise in earthen conservation, materials science, construction, building... More > standards, and earthquake engineering gathered to discuss the current state of knowledge and the challenges of preserving our earthen cultural heritage in active seismic zones. This publication contains a selection of papers presented at the colloquium, as well as several later submissions by participants. For more information on the Getty Conservation Institute's work with earthen architecture, visit the Earthen Architecture Initiative Web site at< Less
Conservation of the Architectural Surfaces in the Tablinum of the House of the Bicentenary, Herculaneum: Examination, Investigations, and Condition Assessment By Getty Conservation Institute
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The Herculaneum Project for the conservation of the architectural surfaces in the tablinum of the House of the Bicentenary (Casa del Bicentenario) is a pilot project, undertaken by the Getty... More > Conservation Institute in collaboration with the Herculaneum Conservation Project and the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum, to study and conserve the wall paintings and mosaic pavement in this room as an example of a conservation methodology that can be used for similar surfaces on other archaeological sites in the Vesuvian region. This project report documents the examination, investigations, and condition assessment carried out in the tablinum of the House of the Bicentenary during Phase I of the project (2011–16). Chapters include: Description of Architectural Surfaces; Reconstruction and Remounting Materials and Techniques of the Wall Paintings; Previous Interventions (1939–2011); Environmental Assessment; Scientific Report on the Wall Paintings; and Conditions of the Wall Paintings.< Less
Salk Institute for Biological Studies Conservation Project: Teak Window Wall Assemblies By Getty Conservation Institute
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In 2013, the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) partnered with the Salk Institute to address the aging and long-term care of one of the site’s major architectural elements—the teak window... More > wall assemblies, which are set within the buildings’ monolithic concrete walls. The resulting project—the Salk Institute for Biological Studies Conservation Project—was divided into two phases: (1) Phase 1: Research and Investigation; and (2) Phase 2: On-Site Trial Mock-Ups. The results of this work informed by the detailed designs developed by the Salk’s architectural consultant and construction project for the window wall assemblies that was undertaken in 2016‒2017. This report presents the results of Phase 1 of the project (2013‒2014), which included historical research and assessment of significance; preliminary condition assessment, scientific research, and diagnosis of weathering and deterioration mechanisms; and development of conservation policies and preliminary treatment recommendations< Less
Conserving Concrete Heritage: An Annotated Bibliography By Getty Conservation Institute
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This bibliography is an outgrowth of Conserving Twentieth-Century Built Heritage: A Bibliography (2nd ed., 2013). Its annotated entries are intended to assist those interested in the conservation of... More > concrete by identifying and describing specific resources on the subject. The literature reviewed covers mass, reinforced, cast-in-place, post-tensioned prestressed, and precast concrete. The bibliography is organized in five chapters, which reflect the usual steps in the conservation process. These include: History and Development of Concrete; Concrete Deterioration and Damage; Historic Concrete Diagnostics, Monitoring, Nondestructive Testing, Investigation, and Assessment; Approaches to Conserving Historic Concrete; Conservation and Repair of Historic Concrete. This bibliography is focused on English-language literature.< Less
Conserving Outdoor Painted Sculpture: Proceedings from the interim meeting of the Modern Materials and Contemporary Art Working Group of ICOM-CC Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands, June 4–5, 2013 By Getty Conservation Institute
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Proceedings from the Conserving Outdoor Painted Sculpture symposium, held in June 2013 at the Kröller-Müller Museum (KMM) in Otterlo, the Netherlands. The symposium was the interim meeting... More > of the Modern Materials and Contemporary Art working group of ICOM-CC, in collaboration with the KMM, the Getty Conservation Institute, and INCCA (the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art). The volume includes papers on some of the main issues facing conservators of outdoor painted sculpture -- ethical/philosophical, technical/material, legal, management, and information exchange -- and possible responses to those; and technical issues, such as how paints or coatings can be developed or tailored to conservators’ or artists’ needs.< Less
Consensus Building, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution for Heritage Place Management By Getty Conservation Institute
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In December 2009 the Getty Conservation Institute organized, with the assistance of the Consensus Building Institute, a workshop for an invited group of practitioners to explore the application of... More > consensus building, negotiation, and conflict resolution concepts and strategies to the management of heritage places. These proceedings present nine papers from the workshop, including background papers concerning relevant challenges in heritage place conservation and management, and on dispute resolution and consensus building concepts and strategies, as well as case studies from diverse geographic and cultural contexts examining how practitioners dealt with a range of challenges, including in developing legislation, multi-stakeholder collaboration, dealing with places significant to indigenous communities, addressing development and tourism pressures, and working with sites of conscience.< Less
Valley of the Queens Assessment Report Volume 1: Conservation and Management Planning By Getty Conservation Institute
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The Valley of the Queens Project was a collaboration of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the Getty Conservation Institute from 2006-2011, which resulted in the development of a comprehensive... More > plan for conserving and managing the Valley. Volume 1 of the Assessment Report records research and assessments undertaken for the main components of the project. This includes an overview of the significance and historical context from the 18th Dynasty through the Coptic period; an assessment of the management context, outlining operational issues and financial sustainability considerations; visitor management, including statistics, surveys and observations, the history of visitation, and the potential for additional site elements to be opened; site-wide threats such as flooding and bat colonies; and an historical overview and condition assessment of fourteen site elements in the Valley.< Less
Valley of the Queens Assessment Report Volume 2: Assessment of 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasty Tombs By Getty Conservation Institute
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The Valley of the Queens Project was a collaboration of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the Getty Conservation Institute from 2006-2011. The project involved comprehensive research, planning... More > and assessment, culminating in the development of detailed plans for flood mitigation, tomb stabilization, wall painting conservation and site and visitor management and infrastructure. Volume 2 of the Assessment Report is the condition summary of the 111 tombs from the 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasties in the Valley of the Queens. It includes a summary of tomb architectural development, the geological and hydrological context, wall painting techniques and condition assessment, and structural stability of the tombs, followed by summary recommendations that emerged from the assessments.< Less
Conservation and Rehabilitation Plan for Tighermt (Kasbah) Taourirt, Southern Morocco By Getty Conservation Institute
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Final project report of project that develops a methodology for preserving Tighermt (Kasbah) Taourirt, in Southern Morocco. Presented in 10 chapters including the documentation of the site; archival... More > and historical research; conditions assessment of architectural fabric and wall paintings; significance and values of the Kasbah; policies adopted to guide the site’s re-use; conservation interventions; and recommendations for future conservation and management. An extensive bibliography is also provided with references related to the history and cultures of southern Morocco; Amazigh architecture and decorative arts; rehabilitation planning and intervention case studies; and practical references related to the conservation of rammed earth.< Less
Seismic Retrofitting Project: Recommendations for Advanced Modeling of Historic Earthen Sites By Getty Conservation Institute
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This report summarizes the methodology and presents the conclusions of the modeling phase carried out by TecMinho, University of Minho, Portugal, as part of the Getty Conservation Institute's Seismic... More > Retrofitting Project (SRP). From 2015 to 2017, the University of Minho developed advanced numerical models to understand the structural behavior of SRP building typologies. These models were also employed to validate the retrofitting techniques designed by SRP partners and consultants. The resulting report provides a review of advanced structural analysis techniques, guidance for finite element modeling users, an overview of constitutive models, and examples of validation and application. This is the third publication from the Seismic Retrofitting Project designed to provide professionals and researchers in the field of structural engineering with a methodology for the assessment of historic earthen structures using advanced numerical modeling techniques.< Less

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