Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Agnew, Neville

  • Neville AgnewEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_412

Basic Biographical Information

Neville Agnew joined the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) in Los Angeles in January 1988. He came to the Getty from the Queensland Museum, Australia, where he had headed the conservation department, which he was instrumental in establishing when he joined that institution in 1980. Prior to 1980, he had pursued a career in academic and research chemistry in South Africa and Australia. Educated in South Africa, he did graduate research in England and received a doctorate in chemistry in 1967. His conservation work in Australia was mainly on the preservation of outdoor sites, including fossil footprints (the Lark Quarry dinosaur stampede site), a maritime archaeological site (the British warship Pandorawrecked in 1791 on the Barrier Reef), and the ruins of a nineteenth-century settlement (the penal colony on the island of St. Helena in Moreton Bay). Among his research activities have been a joint Getty Conservation Institute/New Mexico State Monuments...

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Further Reading

  1. Agnew, N. 2001. Methodology, conservation criteria and performance evaluation for archaeological site shelters. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 5: 7-18.Google Scholar
  2. Agnew, N. (ed.) 1997. Conservation of ancient sites on the Silk Road. Proceedings of an international conference on the conservation of grotto sites, October, 1993. Los Angeles: Getty Publications.Google Scholar
  3. - 2010. Conservation of ancient sites on the Silk Road. The second international conference on the conservation of grotto sites, Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang, People’s Republic of China, June 28-July 3, 2004. Los Angeles: Getty Publications.Google Scholar
  4. Agnew, N. & J. Bridgland. (ed.) 2006. Of the past, for the future: integrating archaeology and conservation. Proceedings of the Conservation Theme at the 5 th World Archaeological Congress, Washington (DC), 22-26 June, 2003. Los Angeles: Getty Publications.Google Scholar
  5. Agnew, N. & M. Demas. 1998. Preserving the Laetoli footprints. Scientific American September 1998: 26-37.Google Scholar
  6. - 2004. Monitoring through replication: design and evaluation of the monitoring reburial at the Laetoli trackway. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 6: 295-304.Google Scholar
  7. Agnew, N. & M. Demas. (ed.) 2002. Principles for the conservation of heritage sites in China. Los Angeles: Getty Publications.Google Scholar
  8. Agnew, N. & J. Fan. 1997. Treasures at Dunhuang. Scientific American July 1997: 29-33.Google Scholar
  9. Agnew, N. & S. Maekawa. 1999. Preserving Nefertari’s legacy. Scientific American October 1999: 75-79.Google Scholar
  10. Agnew, N., H. Griffin, M. Wade, T. Tebble & W. Oxnam. 1989. Strategies and techniques for the preservation of fossil tracksites: an Australian example, in D.D. Gillette & M.G. Lockley (ed.) Dinosaur tracks and trackways: 397-407. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  11. Agnew, N., S. Maekawa, R. Coffman & J. Meyer. 1996. Evaluation of the performance of a lightweight modular site shelter. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 1: 139-50.Google Scholar
  12. Agnew, N., Po-Ming Lin, Li Zuixiong & Wang Xudong. 1999. A lightweight composite panel for the repair of cave roofs at the Mogao Grottoes, China. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 3: 135-44.Google Scholar
  13. Agnew, N., M. Demas, S. Sullivan & K. Altenburg. 2004. The begetting of charters: genesis of the China principles. Historic Environment 18: 40-9.Google Scholar
  14. Agnew, N., C. Selwitz & M. Demas. 2004. Reburial research: preliminary field experiments. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 6: 333-45.Google Scholar
  15. Agnew, N., K. Altenburg, M. Demas & S. Sullivan 2006. Tourism: a good servant, but a bad master: strategies for visitor management at Chengde and Mogao, China. Historic Environment 19: 13-9.Google Scholar
  16. Burch, R. & N. Agnew. 2004. Reburial research: a conceptual design for field testing for the reburial of wall plasters and mosaic pavements. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 6: 347-61.Google Scholar
  17. Guolong Lai, M. Demas & N. Agnew. 2004. Valuing the past in China: the seminal influence of Liang Sicheng on heritage conservation in China. Orientations 35: 82-89.Google Scholar
  18. Whitfield, R., S. Whitfield & N. Agnew. 2000. Cave temples of Mogao: art and history on the Silk Road. Los Angeles: Getty Publications.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Getty Conservation InstituteLos AngelesUSA