Picasso’s Acrobat Family in Focus

Picasso’s Acrobat Family in Focus

Picasso’s Acrobat Family in Focus At the symposium: “Around Picasso”, held at Museu Picasso, Barcelona, the Gothenburg Museum of Art and CATS presented the following paper: Case study 7. Picasso’s Acrobat Family (1905) in focus: an investigation of materials and techniques of an iconic work in the collection of the Gothenburg Muse...

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New Scientist at CATS

New Scientist at CATS

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 deterioration of materials. Working closely David Buti and the entire CATS team, Gianluca will interact with t...

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The Bruegel Success Story

The Bruegel Success Story

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, the Son, the Followers: Six Brueg(h)els in Copenhagen Examined, by Anne Haack Christensen, David Buti, Arie Papp...

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CATS proceedings III – available now

CATS proceedings III – available now

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 were presented at the CATS two-day technical art history conference which had as its theme Technology & Pr...

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

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

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 a New One Article from artsy.net From Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (1503) to Albrecht Dürer’s Adam and Eve (...

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CATS welcomes technical visits at the ICOM-CC conference in Copenhagen

CATS welcomes technical visits at the ICOM-CC conference in Copenhagen

  A tour of the conservation studios (paintings, art on paper, contemporary art and sculpture) and CATS – Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation. Home to more than 260,000 artworks, the collections house 700 years of art and art history, from early European Renaissance to cutting-edge contemporary art. On view are works by some ...

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New dendro-researcher in CATS

New dendro-researcher in CATS

  CATS appoints Andrea Seim as new dendro-researcher Andrea has over ten years of experience in the field of dendrochronology, both in dating archaeological and historical material and in relating tree growth to climate. She worked in dendroarchaeological laboratories in South Germany (Bavarian State Department for the Protection of Monuments ...

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A Dark Future? Results from a research project

A Dark Future? Results from a research project

  Research on the darkening of drawings containing lead white In a CATS-project supported by the Ministry of Culture (Kulturministeriet Forskningspulje), researchers from the School of Conservation (KADK) and the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) with the Royal Library as an external partner, have undertaken a thorough investigation of old mas...

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New dendro-researcher in CATS

New dendro-researcher in CATS

  CATS has appointed Johannes Edvardsson as dendro-reseacher Johannes has a solid history in tree-ring research from the Swedish Laboratory of Wood Anatomy and Dendrochronology, and obtained his Ph.D. at Lund University, Sweden, working with tree-rings and climate. Thereafter, he had a postdoc employment at the Swiss Tree-Ring Laboratory and r...

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