The Director of CATS is Prof. Em. Dr. Jørgen Wadum, Director of Conservation, Statens Museum for Kunst. Jørgen Wadum also holds the position of Professor Emeritus from the University of Amsterdam. The Director is head of the daily activities within the Centre, and is part of the Project Group and the Steering Committee. In the day to day running of the centre he refers primarily to the rest of the Project Group and is backed by the financial administration of CATS.


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee consists of representatives from each partner institution and is headed by Mikkel Bogh, Director of SMK. The Committee meets twice a year. Follow this link to a list of the Committee members.


International Committee of Scientific Advisors

The Committee of Scientific Advisors is an expert panel of individuals to which CATS can turn to for support and exchange of knowledge that relates directly to a specific project or an activity of a considerable importance and impact. Follow this link to a list of the Committee members.


Project Group

The Project Group is responsible for keeping the course of CATS and developing the research activities. The project group members meet regularly for activities and decision making within CATS, and always have a regular meeting once a month. The members of the Project Group is listet below:


Prof. Dr. Jørgen Wadum, Senior Researcher & Keeper of Conservation, M.Sc. in Conservation
Director of CATS & research in 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting techniques



Associate Professor Mikkel Scharff, Rector and Head of Paintings Department, M.Sc. in Conservation
Multispectral analysis, research on 19th century art and conservation processes



M.Sc. Peter Rasmussen, Head of the Department of Environmental Archaeology and Materials Research




Senior Researcher & Conservation Scientist

Dr. Anna Vila is Senior Researcher & Conservation Scientist in CATS.

Anna Vila is responsible for the coordination of all scientific analyses carried out within the partnership of CATS, and is head of the labs and the science activities located at SMK. Assisted by the Lab Technician and the Conservation Scientist, she plans the laboratory work and designs, and by analytical means performs the research studies on artworks from the SMK collection.


Conservation Scientist

Dr. David Buti is Conservation Scientist in CATS.

David Buti is responsible for the scientific analyses carried out within the partnership of CATS and work in close collaboration with the Senior Researcher & Conservation Scientist.



CATS also employs two students assisting in the laboratory and daily management of the centre.


Staff from each partner institution involved in CATS






School of Conservation