The purpose of CATS is to explore the material nature of works of art and comparable objects. The aim is to generate and document a deeper understanding of methods and materials of the past and present – and to reach into the future with the development of innovative interdisciplinary methods.

 

Field of research

The scientific staff of CATS provides analytical services to Danish and international institutions and conduct collaborative projects with conservation scientists, conservators and curators from around the world. CATS investigates artists’ techniques and questions of authenticity and attribution.

CATS participates in the generation and evaluation of conservation programmes, as well as in the development of new treatment methods. The centre contributes to research into existing strategies for long-term preservation and stability of materially complex objects.