About CATS

About CATS

The establishment of the first Danish cultural heritage research infrastructure, Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS) became a reality in 2011 thanks to a considerable donation from the VILLUM FOUNDATION and the VELUX FOUNDATION. The centre is a strategic research partnership between three Copenhagen based research institutions Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK) The National Museum of Denmark (NMD) The Sc...


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, working with ...

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ) 2016 – 12th International Conference
04 Mar

CATS presented the poster Lead white blackening on graphic art at the Indoor Air Quality (AIQ) 2016 International Conference in Birmingham, UK [break]  [break] The blackening of lead white pigments is a well-known degradation phenomenon, wh...

The Man Who Knows the ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ Most Intimately
01 Mar

The insights of conservator and Director of CATS Jørgen Wadum Epoch Times | February 16, 2016 [separator] NEW YORK – It’s as if he had walked through a forest without making a sound, hardly leaving a trace. Through a three-month journ...