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

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

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 a New One Article from artsy.net From Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (1503) to Albrecht Dürer’s Adam and Eve (...

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

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

  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 and art history, from early European Renaissance to cutting-edge contemporary art. On view are works by some ...

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New dendro-researcher in CATS

New dendro-researcher in CATS

  CATS appoints Andrea Seim as new dendro-researcher Andrea has over ten years of experience in the field of dendrochronology, both in dating archaeological and historical material and in relating tree growth to climate. She worked in dendroarchaeological laboratories in South Germany (Bavarian State Department for the Protection of Monuments ...

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A Dark Future? Results from a research project

A Dark Future? Results from a research project

  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 Denmark (SMK) with the Royal Library as an external partner, have undertaken a thorough investigation of old mas...

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New dendro-researcher in CATS

New dendro-researcher in CATS

  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 tree-rings and climate. Thereafter, he had a postdoc employment at the Swiss Tree-Ring Laboratory and r...

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

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

  CATS presented the poster Lead white blackening on graphic art at the Indoor Air Quality (AIQ) 2016 International Conference in Birmingham, UK The blackening of lead white pigments is a well-known degradation phenomenon, which previously has been reported for paintings, murals, illuminated manuscripts, prints and drawings. However, since the...

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

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

The insights of conservator and Director of CATS Jørgen Wadum Epoch Times | February 16, 2016 NEW YORK – It’s as if he had walked through a forest without making a sound, hardly leaving a trace. Through a three-month journey of examining, cleaning, and repairing every square inch – one at a time – professor […]

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J. Wadum speaks at the Frick Collection

J. Wadum speaks at the Frick Collection

Title of lecture: “Framing the Perspective: Painting Techniques of Vermeer, Whistler, Van Gogh, and Hammershøi” Speaker: Jørgen Wadum, Director of Conservation and the Centre for Art Technological Studies, CATS When: Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 6-7 pm Where: The Frick Collection, the Music Room, 1 East 70th Street, New York, NY Open to: General Pub...

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PhD Defence by Corinna Ludovica Koch Dandolo

PhD Defence by Corinna Ludovica Koch Dandolo

Development of nondestructive inspection tools for cultural heritage artefacts with 3D THz imaging   Supervisor Prof. Peter Uhd Jepsen, DTU Fotonik Co-supervisor Senior Consultant Mads Christian Christensen, CATS   Evaluation Board Prof. Morten Willatzen, DTU Fotonik Head of the Radiation Sources Gian Piero Gallerano, ENEA Frascati, Italy...

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