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...


CATS proceedings III – available now
31 May

The proceedings from CATS’ conference: Technology and Practice: Studying the European Visual Arts 1800-1850. Paintings, Sculpture and Art on Paper is now available for purchase at Archetype Publications Ltd. The papers in this volume ...

How the Getty trained a new generation to save masterpieces like the Mona Lisa
22 May

Last Supper by Giorgio Vasari, severely damaged during the flood of 1966. Photo courtesy of Mondadori Portfolio/Archivio Giorgio Lotto/Giogio Lotti.   The Getty Saw a Retiring Generation of Panel Painting Conservators — So They Trained...

CATS welcomes technical visits at the ICOM-CC conference in Copenhagen
15 May

  A tour of the conservation studios (paintings, art on paper, contemporary art and sculpture) and CATS – Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation. Home to more than 260,000 artworks, the collections house 700 years of art...