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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2022 11:31 AM

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AATA Online& (Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts Online) is a free research database containing abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage. It has been managed and published by the Getty since 1983. AATA Online contains over 148,000 records and adds approximately 4,000 new records each year through regular updates. The database also includes selected subject-specific bibliographies produced as part of the Getty Conservation Institute’s own conservation and scientific research projects or as part of specific collaborative projects in which the Institute is involved.

AATA Online is offered as a free service of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) in association with the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC). The database is protected by applicable laws and regulations of the United States and other countries, including copyright laws. In addition to the Terms of Use/Copyright for, consult the Getty Website for additional terms and restrictions.

Searching Tips: Free searching is available only to registered users from non-commercial, educational websites operated by tax-exempt and/or non-profit institutions and organizations. Searching available by keyword, author, title, CODEN, journal title, ISSN.

Dates Covered

1955-present, with selective coverage back to 1932. Updated quarterly.

Print Counterpart

Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA), including supplements and its predecessor, IIC Abstracts, issued from 1955 to 2002.

Over 1,600 abstracts by the Fogg Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art, published between 1932 and 1955.

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