CATS-networking is devoted to promoting exchange of knowledge, to diffusing good practices in conservation science and conservation and to define common work-parameters to improve the comparability of results and quality of research.


Lead by

Jørgen Wadum, Professor Dr., Director of CATS & Keeper of Conservation at Statens Museum for Kunst

Mikkel Scharff,  Associate Professor, M.Sc. in Conservation, Rector at the School of Conservation

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



Two types of networking activities are envisaged: Intra-networking and Outreach-networking. Intra-networking aims at establishing optimal communication, information exchange and transfer of knowledge among CATS-participants across the network. Basic intra-networking instruments will be a) network meetings, b) network training workshops, and c) the CATS-website.

Outreach-networking means sharing research results through dialogue with the art historical community in order to enhance interdisciplinary communication, research programmes and eventually the presentation of new knowledge about our collections to the public at large.

The project website is a central reference point of the CATS, where all essential information is placed, including research projects available and announcements for meetings and workshops, but the website also provides access to project reports, publications and presentations. Outreach-networking rely on special events targeted at conservation professionals with the aim of presenting the research results of the project in relation to specific problems in practical conservation and conservation science.


Task 1

The results of the CATS research will be disseminated to professional conservation and museum communities through internal reports, presentations at conferences and colloquia, publication in professional peer-reviewed journals, and through technical workshops organized by members of the CATS.


Task 2

A work-platform will be established via an inter-institutional intranet, through the creation of logical infrastructures.


Task 3

The work of the CATS will be communicated to a broader, general audience through museum exhibitions and catalogues and public lectures. Colleagues within the museum heritage community as well as policy makers will be invited to lectures and seminars within the CATS. The CATS website will provide necessary information and links to special courses available at the different host institutes, aiding efficient planning of course and research work.



• The creation of a CATS website with a clear public profile

• The establishment of an intranet work-platform for the CATS and its partners/associates

• Seminars and conferences with the aim of knowledge exchange with colleagues in the field