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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 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
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
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
Tower Of Obsidian By L. T. Getty
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When Kale mac Tadhg is betrayed by his Lord’s men, he is sent on an impossible quest: slay a witch in a tower, and end a people’s curse. Both Kale’s best friend and brother-in-arms... More > Aaron Smithson and former betrothed Aoife of Westgate set out to rescue him, but their journey takes them into the uncharted waters and Northwestern Nordic colonies, to a land cursed and all but forgotten. They begin to realize that there is some truth to old legends. Kale’s rescue comes at a price—for by the time Aaron and Aoife know where to search, like so many before him, Kale is bound to the ancient tower’s fate.< Less
The Role of Public-Private Partnerships and the Third Sector in Conserving Heritage Buildings, Sites, and Historic Urban Areas By The Getty Conservation Institute
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This publication focuses specifically on the use of PPPs for historic buildings and historic urban areas, and is targeted to those working in the cultural heritage sector. It draws on existing... More > literature, which it aims to make more accessible to those interested in cultural heritage conservation.< Less

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