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Getty Conservation Institute

Helen Pashgian: Transcending the Material

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Long overlooked, Pashgian is today recognized as an important artist from the 1960s to the present day, and a significant contributor to the Light and Space movement. In the 1960s and 1970s she used cast polyester resin to create translucent sculptures, delicately colored and often intimate in scale. Pashgian has been firm in her opinions of conservation, with a very low tolerance for any sign of damage, "If there is a scratch on the surface, that's all you see."

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Jackson Pollock's "Mural" Play

The Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum embarked on a two-year project of conservation and research on Jackson Pollock's seminal work Mural (1943). This included investigation into the materials and techniques used by Pollock during this critical early moment in his career, and a major conservation treatment to improve the painting's aesthetic impact and to stabilize its physical structure.

Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces Play

These instructional videos were developed for the Getty Conservation Institute workshop Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces (CAPS), which explores a range of new approaches and materials for cleaning acrylic paints. The videos demonstrate useful procedures such as calibrating instruments and mixing specialized cleaning systems and also provide material and technical information.

Learn more about the workshop at http://bit.ly/1bNbvzI

Modern Architecture Play

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Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes Play

These videos complement the online resource, the Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes (www.getty.edu/conservation/atlas), which features key information and tools for the identification of photographic processes. In addition to serving as a significant resource for the analysis of photographs, the publication captures and re-assembles critical information regarding these historic processes now at risk of being lost during these waning days of traditional chemical photography.
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