A collaborative European research project exploring some of the most interesting and pertinent challenges associated with the conservation of 20th and 21st century oil paintings (EU Joint Project Initiatives, JPI-JHEP)
Multi-isotopic analysis of early modern art. Linking origin, trade and production of raw materials with provenance research
A model for reconstructing the past, analyzing the present and predicting the future condition of Rembrandt’s ink drawings
The Jordaens and Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project (JVDPPP) is an innovative multidisciplinary art historical initiative co-founded by Dr. Joost Vander Auwera, Senior Curator of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts Belgium (KMSKB-MRFAB) and Drs. Justin Davies (PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam (UvA))
CATS is partner in a large research project run by the University of Oslo (UiO): After the Black Death: Painting and Polychrome Sculpture in Norway. The focus is on interdisciplinary research into the making and meaning of late-medieval folding altarpieces, shrines, sculptures and crucifixes owned by the Museum of Cultural History (KHM)
The RKD collaborates with a team of international experts and institutes to enter these types of marks into a database specially developed by the RKD: the MARKS ON ART database. This is in turn linked to Images, so that the information entered always remains related to the art work concerned
Based on Professor Emeritus Dr. Peter Klein’s (University of Hamburg) dendrochronology database (tree-ring stratigraphy), studying the chronology of artworks and sculptures to supplement the art history of these objects, Dendro4Art will create a digital archive of dendrochronology in art across Northern Europe and the Baltic region.
The project includes the assembling of three data sets (meta data, raw data and historic analogue documentation), a data management storing plan with the aim to allow access to the tree-ring data so that new data can be compared with the old. The CATS Dendro4Art database will be accessible for public and scholars as well as a special login for researchers for updating the database.
Chain lines in paper
CATS is engaged in an international research and documentation project building a database on Chain-lines in paper from the Rijksmuseum, The Metropolitan Museum and The Royal Collection of Graphic Art (KKS) at SMK and researchers at The Royal Library (KB). Our partners are Prof Dr C. Richard Johnson Jr., Cornell University, Ithaca, and Prof Dr William A. Sethares, University of Wisconsin-Madison, both also engaged with the Rijksmuseum and University of Amsterdam. New continental trade patters for paper as well as artists’ acquisitions of paper during their own travels throughout Europe may be elucidated with this project.