The J. Paul Getty Trust – The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is part of the J. Paul Getty Trust, an international cultural and philanthropic institution that focuses on the visual arts in all their dimensions, recognizing their capacity to inspire and strengthen humanistic values. The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) – situated in Los Angeles – works internationally to advance the field of conservation through scientific research, field projects, education and training, and the dissemination of information in various media. In its programs, the GCI focuses on the creation and delivery of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the visual arts. Advancing conservation practice is the organizing principle for all of the Institute’s work—which includes identifying activities that improve the way conservation treatments are carried out, pursuing research that expands conservation knowledge, and increasing access to information on conservation subjects. In all its endeavours, the Getty is committed to addressing unanswered questions and promoting the highest possible standards of conservation practice.