Introduction to Object ID
  Foreword
  Project Team
  Introduction
  Part 1
  Part 2
  Bibliography
the project team

The J.Paul Getty Trust would like to thank the following organizations for contributing to the development of Object ID: American Association of Museums, American Society of Appraisers, Appraisers Association of America, Art Dealers Association of America, British Antique Dealers Association, Canadian Heritage Information Network, Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Art (CINOA), Council of Europe, Council for the Prevention of Art Theft (U.K.), Department of Culture, Media and Sport (U.K.), Federal Bureau of Investigation, Heritage Council (Ireland), Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers (U.K.), International Art Loss Register, International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art, International Foundation for Art Research, International Council of Museums and in particular the Council’s documentation committee (CIDOC), INTERPOL Secretariat General, INTERPOL-U.S. National Central Bureau, London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association, Metropolitan Police Service (U.K.), Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science (The Netherlands), Museum Documentation Association (U.K.), Nederlande Organisatie van Makelaars Veilinghouders en Beëdigde Taxateurs in Roerende Goederen en Machinerieëen, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Private Art Dealers Association (U.S.), Private Art Dealers Association of Canada, Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (U.K.), Smithsonian Institution, Thesaurus Group, UNESCO, Union Fran¨ais des Experts Specialisés en Antiquités et Objets d’Art, U.S. Information Agency, U.S. National Parks Service, World Customs Organization.

The Trust would also like to thank the following existing and former staff and consultants for their work in developing Object ID: Eleanor Fink, for identifying the need for the standard and initiating the project; Robin Thornes, for co-ordinating the project and producing its publications; Marilyn Schmitt, Joseph Busch and Cynthia Scott, for managing the project; Jane Ashworth, the project’s research assistant; Nancy Bryan, for editing the project’s publications; Margaret MacLean and Suzanne Deal Booth, for coordinating the contribution of the working group of conservation specialists; and Murtha Bacca, for commenting on the text of this publication.

Thanks are also extended to all those who contributed to this publication. In particular, the Trust would like to pay tribute to Peter Dorrell, who died in May 1996 shortly after completing the second draft of Part Two of this publication. Peter was Lecturer in Archaeological Photography at the Institute of Archaeology, London (until his retirement in 1995), and the Associate Director of the British Museum excavations at Tell-es-Sa’idiyeh in Jordan. He wrote a number of articles on archaeological photography and his book, Photography in Archaeology and Conservation (Cambridge University Press), was published in 1989. One of the best-loved figures in the fields Near Eastern Archaeology and archaeological photography, he impressed all who knew him with his professionalism, energy and sense of humour. This book is dedicated to his memory.

Thanks are also extended to Henry Lie, Director of the Strauss Center for Conservation and Conservator of Objects and Sculpture at the Harvard University Art Museums, for writing the section on Distinguishing Features. Henry is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation, and Associate of the International Institute for Conservation, and was a member of the Conservation Specialists Working Group established by the Getty Conservation Institute and Getty Information Institute (established to advise the Object ID project). He has written a number of articles on aspects of the conservation of artworks, and is an expert on the maintenance of outdoor sculpture. The following individuals are thanked for commenting on the text of this publication: Dr John Bold (Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England), Richard Ellis (formerly of the Metropolitan Police Service, London), Alice Grant (Science Museum, London), Robin Jones (Southampton Institute, UK), Stuart Laidlaw (Institute of Archaeology, London), Nicholas Somers (Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers, UK), James Stevenson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London), and Victor Wiener (Appraisers Association of America).


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