Sustainability in Conservation Education


The UCLA/Getty Conservation of Cultural Heritage Interdepartmental Program was awarded $75,000 for an eighteen-month research project to work with a Research Associate and an Advisory Committee in creating a strategic plan for teaching sustainability in cultural heritage conservation. The project is the first phase of a larger initiative to integrate sustainability theory and practice into course offerings, convene a workshop of interdisciplinary experts, and create models and scalable curricular materials for publication by eScholarship, an open access publishing platform subsidized by the University of California. We will develop materials through research at UCLA and the Getty, and distribute them widely to benefit educational programs in cultural heritage conservation, library and archives preservation, and conservation of the built environment.

Project dates: March 2021 – August 2022

Research Associate dates: June 2021 – March 2022

Co- Principal Investigators: Ellen Pearlstein & Glenn Wharton

Research Associate for the NEH Embedding Sustainability in Cultural Heritage Conservation: Justine Wuebold

Read the official funding announcement press release here.