Technology & Practice:

Studying 18thCentury Paintings & Art on Paper

Copenhagen, 2-3 June 2014

A two-day Technical Art History conference was held at Frederiksberg Palace


The conference was focusing on artists’ techniques and materials, source research, conservation science, the history of science and technology, history of trade, and pharmacy during the 18th century and explore tradition and changes in artistic practices seen in the light of the establishment of a series of national Art Academies in Europe throughout the century.



You can read the program of the conference here



The oral conference presentations will in early spring 2015 be published as an online publication by CATS in collaboration with Archetype Publications Ltd. and also be available as print on demand.



A selection of the posters at the conference.

The Hanson Epitaph from Valle Church in Lindesnes, Norway

Karen Mengshoel

Paintings Conservator NKF-N

NIKU, Norwegian Insitute for Cultural Heritage Research

Golden Paintings for the Golden Room of the Mauritshuis?[break]The search for the original appearance of six flower tondos

Sabrina Meloni

Conservator, Paintings Conservation at the Mauritshuis, the Hague

Claire Toussait

Graduate Intern, Painting Conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles


The conference was organised by

CATS in collaboration with Metropolia University of Applied Science (Helsinki),[break]Nationalmuseum (Stockholm) and the University of Oslo.



Frederiksberg Palace -The Royal Danish Military Academy

Bruker Optics Scandinavia AB

J&M Handel and Tru Vue


Conference Snapshots 2014