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Royal Bas-Reliefs of Abomey Conservation Project records, 1845-2000 and undated (bulk 1994-1997)

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Guide to the Royal Bas-Reliefs of Abomey Conservation Project Records, 1845-2000 and undated (bulk 1994-1997)

Getty Conservation Institute Field Projects Background Note

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. It serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the broad dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the GCI focuses on the creation and dissemination of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world's cultural heritage. The work of the Institute is carried out in four main areas: education, field projects, science, and communications.

The Getty Conservation Institute aims to advance conservation practice worldwide through the development and implementation of model field projects which incorporate strong research, planning and educational objectives. In all projects, the GCI works with local partners so as to build local expertise and ensure sustainability. The GCI broadly disseminates information resulting from its project work through training and publications. All projects follow recognized international principles of conservation and adhere to the highest standards of practice. These include an understanding of the cultural significance of the object or site, respect for the multiplicity of values associated with it, thorough documentation and diagnostic research, and intervention which is minimal, compatible, and appropriate to local circumstances.

The Getty Conservation Institute is overseen by the J. Paul Getty Trust, a not-for-profit educational organization. The GCI is housed at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, along with the other programs of the Getty Trust. Its facility at the Center includes scientific laboratories, programmatic and administrative offices, and a conservation information center. In addition, the GCI maintains a laboratory at the Getty Villa, also in the Los Angeles area.

For more information see the Getty Conservation Institute website:

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