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Evaluation of Lime-Based Hydraulic Injection Grouts for Conservation of Architectural Surfaces By Beril Biçer-Simsir, Leslie Rainer
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This manual provides a set of suggested procedures for the testing of lime-based hydraulic injection grouts for the conservation of architectural surfaces. It is meant to be used as a reference by... More > conservation scientists in the laboratory and by conservators working in the field to test, evaluate, and select appropriate injection grouts for the conservation of delaminated wall paintings, plasters, and mosaics on vertical and horizontal surfaces.< Less
Formation de techniciens à l'entretien des mosaïques in situ, Edition 2011 By Getty Conservation Institute
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Significantly revised and updated in the context of the MOSAIKON Initiative, this handbook provides written, graphic, and photographic documentation methodologies and lesson summaries on topics... More > ranging from the deterioration of mosaics, to an introduction to lime-based mortars and their use for stabilization treatments, to the fundamentals of mosaic reburial—an indispensable preventive conservation intervention. These didactic materials are a reference document for technicians during and after training and are meant to accompany theoretical lessons and practical training on site. While step-by-step instructions are provided for documentation of mosaics and of technicians' work on them, this resource is not intended as a manual for the treatment of in situ mosaics.< Less
Technician Training for the Maintenance of In Situ Mosaics, 2011 Edition By Getty Conservation Institute
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Significantly revised and updated in the context of the MOSAIKON Initiative, this handbook provides written, graphic, and photographic documentation methodologies and lesson summaries on topics... More > ranging from the deterioration of mosaics, to an introduction to lime-based mortars and their use for stabilization treatments, to the fundamentals of mosaic reburial—an indispensable preventive conservation intervention. These didactic materials are a reference document for technicians during and after training and are meant to accompany theoretical lessons and practical training on site. While step-by-step instructions are provided for documentation of mosaics and of technicians' work on them, this resource is not intended as a manual for the treatment of in situ mosaics.< Less
A Didactic Case Study of Jarash Archaeological Site, Jordan: Stakeholders and Heritage Values in Management, Teaching Materials By David Myers, Stacie Nicole Smith, May Shaer
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This is a companion volume to the Jarash case study. It contains guidance for instructors on how to use the case study, as well as, sample answers for instructors for each activity. It also... More > includes handouts to be given to individual or group participants. Supplementary materials including videos, presentations, and PDF versions of the handouts can be found by searching "Jarash teaching materials" on www.getty.edu/conservation.< Less
A Didactic Case Study of Jarash Archaeological Site, Jordan: Stakeholders and Heritage Values in Management By David Myers, Stacie Nicole Smith, May Shaer
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This book presents a case study of management of the archaeological site of Jarash, Jordan. It is intended to serve as a teaching resources for heritage educators that will help site managers to... More > identify, understand, and respond to a wide range of values for the sustainable management of cultural heritage sites. Also available is the companion volume, “Teaching Materials.”< Less
Facing the Challenges of Panel Paintings Conservation: Trends, Treatments, and Training By Alan Phenix, Sue Ann Chui
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Proceedings of a symposium held at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, May 17-18, 2009.
The Los Angeles Historic Resource Survey Report By Kathryn Welch Howe
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Los Angeles Historic Resource Survey Report: A Framework for a Citywide Historic Resource Survey is the culmination of the Getty Conservation Institute’s (GCI) Los Angeles Historic Resource... More > Survey project. In 2002 the GCI began working with the City of Los Angeles on comprehensive research into historic resource survey methods and best practices, and the myriad uses of survey data. This report provides a flexible framework for the city to design and conduct the country’s most ambitious citywide historic resource survey to date. While the survey framework and methods presented in the GCI report were developed for Los Angeles, it will be valuable to others interested in surveys who may be undertaking comparable work. Learn more about the GCI’s Los Angeles Historic Resource Survey Project at www.getty.edu/conservation/field_projects/lasurvey/.< Less
Lectures on Materials Science for Architectural Conservation By Giorgio Torraca
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This book is based on Dr. Torraca's 2002 publication, Lezioni di scienza e tecnologia dei materiali per restauro dei monumenti. The English-language Lectures includes new and updated material. An... More > excellent resource for architectural conservators, engineers, and conservation scientists.< Less
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 www.getty.edu/conservation/field_projects/earthen/.< Less