Dating from 1986-1993, materials comprise project files relating to the conservation of the third-century Orpheus Mosaic in
Paphos, Cyprus by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). Also included are records detailing the organization and implementation
of training programs (focused on the conservation of local excavated sites and excavated archeological material) that were
implemented by the GCI on site in Paphos.
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), a program 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, lectures, workshops, and public programs that include
research opportunities for professionals. 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 examines 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.
With the exception of materials that have been marked restricted or confidential, the records described in accession 2011.IA.63
are available for use by qualified researchers.
Please note: selected restricted materials must be removed from boxes prior to access by researcher.