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...


New Scientist at CATS
16 Dec

We welcome Gianluca Pastorelli, a PhD in conservation science, who by 1 August 2018 was appointed a new member of the scientific staff of the SMK-CATS lab. His analytical focus will be on artists’ materials and techniques, and on the ...

The Bruegel Success Story
18 Oct

The Bruegel Succes Story – Symposium XXI for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting At the above symposium two presentations by CATS staff and their collaborators were presented: The first presentation was The Father, th...

Thank you! – CATS Conference 2018
26 Jun

Thank you! – CATS Conference 2018 On the 21st and 22nd of June 2018, the 5th bi-annual CATS conference took place at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. The conference was a big success with many enlightening, innovative and...