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...


Registration for CATS Conference Now Open
17 Apr

Registration for CATS Conference Now Open Registration is now open for the two-day Technical Art History conference to be held by CATS at the National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen. The title of conference is Trading Paintings and Painters’...

‘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...