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Seismic Retrofitting Project: Testing of Materials and Building Components of Historic Adobe Buildings in Peru By Getty Conservation Institute
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Summarizes and describes the conclusions of more than 300 experimental tests carried out from 2011 to 2014 as part of the Getty Conservation Institute’s Seismic Retrofitting Project (SRP). The... More > report characterizes the material properties and structural behavior of the components of four building prototypes. Tests were developed and carried out by the Escuela de Ciencias de Ingenieía of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in collaboration with the GCI and consultants. This publication provides a comprehensive overview and deeper understanding of the mechanical behavior of materials and structural components of historic earthen buildings in Peru and is of significant value to engineers and conservation architects working in seismic areas. The Seismic Retrofitting Project aims to develop seismic retrofitting techniques and maintenance programs that improve the structural performance of earthen historic buildings in Peru and other countries in Latin America.< Less
Art on the Rocks: Engaging the Public and Professionals to Network for Rock Art Conservation By Getty Conservation Institute
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In April 2017, the Getty Conservation Institute organized a colloquium, “Art on the Rocks,” in Namibia. The purpose was to explore how to best promote the values of rock art conservation... More > and management to audiences beyond professionals and academics to reach the public and policy makers and build awareness of this endangered global heritage. Twenty-four scholars, site managers, conservators, filmmakers, and artists participated, and two principle ideas emerged: first, that the establishment of an international network of professionals and site managers would improve the exchange of information and resources, and second, harnessing the power of modern media would facilitate dissemination of content of varying levels of complexity and appeal to a broader audience. This publication includes presentations by each participant, an introduction that places the 2017 colloquium in the context of the GCI’s former rock art work, and a section on outcomes and the direction forward.< Less
David Alfaro Siqueiros: Murals in Los Angeles, A Selected Bibliography By Getty Conservation Institute
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As an integral component of the Getty Conservation Institute’s project to conserve David Alfaro Siqueiros' mural América Tropical, a bibliography was compiled over the course of the... More > project. This selected bibliography focuses on the murals painted by Siqueiros in Los Angeles in 1932 with additional references on materials and techniques used by Siqueiros, as relevant for context. It spans the time period from 1932, when Siqueiros came to Los Angeles, to 2012, when the conservation, protection and interpretation of the mural, América Tropical, was completed by the GCI and the City of Los Angeles.< Less
Proyecto de Estabilización Sismorresistente: Informe sobre el análisis de condiciones, diagnóstico y pruebas de protección para las pinturas murales – Templo Santiago Apóstol de Kuñotambo By Getty Conservation Institute
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This publication summarizes the methodology designed by the Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura of Cusco (DDC-C) and the Getty Conservation Institute for the stabilization and protection of... More > the wall paintings of the church Santiago Apóstol de Kuñotambo prior to the start of the site’s retrofitting. The methodology includes the description and condition survey of the wall paintings, their significance, and a proposal for their stabilization and protection. The latter includes methods of selecting appropriate earthen grouts to reattach and consolidate decorated surfaces in situ, as well as the design of a protection frame used during construction. This publication was compiled as part of the Seismic Retrofitting Project, which combines traditional construction techniques and materials with advanced methodologies to design and test seismic retrofitting techniques and maintenance programs to improve the structural performance of earthen historic buildings in Peru and other countries in Latin America.< Less
Plan de conservation et de réhabilitation pour la tighermt (ou casbah) de Taourirt, sud du Maroc 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

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