About CATS

About CATS

The research infrastructure Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS ) was made possible by a considerable donation from the Villum Foundation and the Velux Foundation in 2011. The centre is a partnership between the three Copenhagen based institutions Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK), National Museum of Denmark (NMD) and School of Conservation (KADK) at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design an...


A Dark Future? Results from a research project
12 Feb

  Research on the darkening of drawings containing lead white In a CATS-project supported by the Ministry of Culture (Kulturministeriet Forskningspulje), researchers from the School of Conservation (KADK) and the National Gallery of De...

Succesfull CATS application for the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble
13 Dec

  Project: Looking for new insight into the fading mechanism of Prussian Blue by FF-XANES and micro-FTIR 2D mapping of Fe(III)/Fe(II) and bridging cyanide on original and model paintings During the restoration treatment of 18th C. Dani...

New dendro-researcher in CATS
21 Jun

  CATS has appointed Johannes Edvardsson as dendro-reseacher Johannes has a solid history in tree-ring research from the Swedish Laboratory of Wood Anatomy and Dendrochronology, and obtained his Ph.D. at Lund University, Sweden, workin...