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 an...


Conference on Modern Oil Paints
08 Aug

As associated partner CATS is pleased to announce the following CMOP event: Conference on Modern Oil Paints Amsterdam, 23-25 May 2018 On 23-25 May 2018, the Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands, in collaboration with the University o...

CATS proceedings III – available now
31 May

The proceedings from CATS’ conference: Technology and Practice: Studying the European Visual Arts 1800-1850. Paintings, Sculpture and Art on Paper is now available for purchase at Archetype Publications Ltd. The papers in this volume ...

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

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...