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 and...


‘A Dark Future’ Lecture at RE-VALUE Conference
14 Dec

‘A Dark Future’ Lecture at RE-VALUE Conference One of the researchers involved in the CATS project ‘A Dark Future’ is Senior Conservator Niels Borring from the National Gallery of Denmark. He was invited by the Danis...

PhD Defence Anne Haack Christensen
13 Dec

On 6 December  2017, Anne Haack Christensen has successfully defended her PhD thesis at Statens Museum for Kunst, titled: Crafts & Colours during the Reign of Christian IV Trade, availability and usage of painters’ materials 1610-1626 T...

The First MoCMa Seminar
22 Nov

The First MoCMa Seminar On 13 and 14 November 2017, the first MoCMa (Mobility Creates Masters) seminar was held by CATS in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nearly thirty participants gathered at Statens Museum for Kunst for lectures and discussions wit...