Please join WCAPT for their 2017 Annual Meeting event at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on Friday, February 24th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. The event begins with an unique behind-the-scenes tour of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) science laboratories, followed by presentations of two important GCI initiatives, and concludes with a wine & cheese social sponsored by the GCI where you can mix and mingle with existing friends and colleagues and meet new ones!
Since the meeting begins in the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore
The Getty Center, designed by Richard Meier, during the day and visit the museum's permanent and temporary exhibits, the gardens, views overlooking Los Angeles, and enjoy a lunch or coffee before convening for this special event. Start planning today!
Registration is limited and closes on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
So click here to register now!
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ~ Registration
You will park at the bottom of the hill parking structure and take the tram to the Center. Registration begins at 1:00pm on Friday in the Museum Lecture Hall lobby. Once you have checked in, you will be required to obtain a badge for the tour of the laboratories, which is not accessible to the general public.
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ~ GCI Science Laboratories Tour
The GCI's Science Department carries out scientific research into a broad range of conservation issues with the aim of advancing conservation practice around the world. The Science Department works across all sectors of the visual arts including Built Heritage to improve understanding of how the world's cultural heritage was created, how it has been altered and is likely to change with age, and to develop and evaluate effective conservation strategies, treatments and approaches. During the tour, attendees will learn about work by GCI Science including current projects and initiatives, the in-depth scientific studies of broad classes of materials used in cultural heritage to better understand their composition and physical properties, as well as treatment studies, and the vast GCI Reference Collection.
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM ~ GCI Buildings and Sites Lectures
The GCI's Buildings and Sites Department works to advance conservation practice worldwide on a range of heritage places including buildings, archaeological sites, and urban environments, and to address problems of regional or international relevance. Work is undertaken primarily through model field projects, which involve research, training, and capacity building and within the thematic areas including archaeological site and conservation and management, building materials, conservation principles and methods, decorated surfaces, historic cities and urban settlements, modern architecture, and recording and documentation.This event will include lectures on two GCI Buildings and Sites Initiatives including the Earthen Architecture Initiative (EAI) and the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI). The lectures will cover current projects under each initiative, their aims, methodologies, and specific challenges and approaches in balancing implementation strategies with conservation principles while working with a diverse team of stakeholders on the national and international arenas.
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM ~ WCAPT Annual Meeting
The WCAPT Annual Meeting will follow the lectures and highlights the preceding year's accomplishments, outlines plans for the coming year, acknowledges departing Board members and welcomes new Board members. Meeting attendance is free to the general public.
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM ~ Wine & Cheese Social
Join us for a special wine and cheese social sponsored by The Getty Conservation Institute, held after the Annual Meeting. This will be the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues, as well as meet new ones! This social is included in the cost of your event ticket.
Start Planning Your Trip Today!
The Getty Center is located within the Brentwood neigborhood in West Los Angeles.
It is an short drive (less than 7 miles) to Santa Monica, (less than 4 miles) to Westwood / UCLA ,
and (less than 6 miles) to Beverly Hills. Downtown Los Angeles is 17 miles from the Getty Center.
The nearest airport to the Getty Conservation Institute is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) located 13 miles away.
Rideshare services including Uber and Lyft are available to and from LAX. For pick-up at the airport, you must stand at designated Rideshare locations on the Upper Level of the airport, typically where shuttle stops are.
For more information about ground transportation at LAX HERE.
Parking at the Getty Center is $15.00 and not included in the cost of ticket. However, each ticket guarantees one parking space to ensure you are not turned away when the parking lot is full for the public.
Pay Once, Park Twice -- Get same-day parking at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa for one $15 fee. Visit the Museum Information Desk at the Center or the Villa to obtain a coupon good for complimentary same-day parking at the other site.
Metro bus lines 734 and 234 stop at the Getty Center entrance, located at the intersection of Getty Center Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard. Metro Rapid Line 734 runs Monday–Friday, and Metro Local 234 runs weekends, holidays, early and late weekday hours. Passengers can connect to the Metro Expo Rail Line at the Expo/Sepulveda Station.
There is a designated turnaround area located outside of the parking structure for visitors being dropped off or picked up by personal or rideshare vehicle.
Learn more about parking and transportation options at the Getty HERE.
Information for two hotels located near the Getty Center are provided below. Both are located within the Brentwood neighborhood and a 5-minute drive to the event location.
Special rates available: Please contact the hotel and ask for the "J. Paul Getty Trust" rate.
If you have problems receiving these rates, please contact Maria Cummings at: MIcummings@getty.edu
Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard