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Leslie Rainer, [PA]

Getty Conservation Institute
Wall Paintings Conservator, Senior Project Specialist
Los Angeles, CA
Leslie Rainer is a wall paintings conservator and senior project specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute. She has been involved in the conservation of wall paintings on projects in the US, France, Italy, West Africa, China, Mexico, Guatemala and Peru. She is currently project manager for the Herculaneum project to study and conserve the decorated architectural surfaces of the tablinum of the House of the Bicentenary at the archaeological site of Herculaneum, and she led the conservation component of the mural, América Tropical (1932), by David Alfaro Siqueiros. She received a certificate in the conservation of mural paintings from ICCROM and an M.A. in the conservation of decorated architectural surfaces from Antioch University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Rome, and a member of AIC, IIC, ICOM-CC and WAAC. She has published numerous articles on the conservation of wall paintings and decorated architectural surfaces in professional journals and conference proceedings. Additionally, she has organized conferences and workshops on specialized topics related to wall paintings conservation for the GCI.