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Guide to the Getty Conservation Institute, Nefertari Project Logbooks, 1989-1992
IA30008  
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Description
The Nefertari Project logbooks (1989-1992) document Phase III of the joint project of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Egyptian Antiquities Organization to conserve the wall paintings in the tomb of Nefertari. The entries in the logbooks were made by various members of the conservation team. The logbooks are comprised of five volumes, which include color photographs of the wall paintings and hand-written notes.
Background
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), a part of the J. Paul Getty Trust, was initially planned in 1982 and began full operation in 1985. Since its inception, the GCI has engaged in a program of scientific research, educational activities, documentation, and the dissemination of information through publications, conferences, workshops, and public programs that include research opportunities for professionals and public lectures. In addition, the Institute has conducted international field projects in Asia, Africa, North and South America, and Europe. The GCI's endeavors are designed to serve the needs of the conservation profession by undertaking work that tackles broad practical or theoretical questions of significance to the conservation field. The Institute develops and refines tools for conservation and shares its expertise with institutions and organizations worldwide so that its efforts have the greatest possible benefit to the practice of conservation.
Extent
0.6 linear feet (2 boxes: 5 volumes)
Availability
The materials in accession 1994.IA.06 are open for use by qualified researchers.