The Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS) was made possible by a substantial donation by the Villum Foundation and the Velux Foundation, and is a collaborate research venture between Statens Museum for Kunst (the National Gallery of Denmark), Nationalmuseet (the National Museum of Denmark) and the School of Conservation at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK).


Besides these founding institutions, CATS collaborates with the following partners:





Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage






The Panel Paintings Initiative is a multi year project — a collaboration of the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Museum — which will address the need for educational resources and training opportunities in the structural treatment of panel paintings.



University of Copenhagen, Department of Chemistry


University of Copenhagen

Department of Scandinavian Research: Care and Conservation of Manuscripts




INCCA – International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art










Research in Technical Art History




Research on Michael Sittow (c.1469–1525)








Cranach Digital Archive









Gerson Digital: Dutch and Flemish Painting of the Golden Age in European Perspective 




Sweden’s Premier Museum of Art and Design








Leica, Microsystems


Dürr NDT,  X-ray equipment