2016

CATS Proceedings – No. III: Studying the European Visual Arts 1800-1850. Paintings, Sculpture, Interiors and Art on Paper

Proceedings from the international conference Technology and Practice: Studying the European Visual Arts 1800-1850. Paintings, Sculpture and Art on Paper, held by CATS at the National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen 15-16 June 2016

Edited by Joyce H. Townsend and Abbie Vandivere, 2016

This conference focused on artists’ techniques and materials, written sources, conservation science, the history of science and technology, history of trade, and innovation of artists’ materials during the first half of the 19th century. In the preceding several decades a succession of art academies emerged throughout Europe, and another focal point of the conference was the impact of these institutions on a new generation of artists, examining how this manifested itself in their Paintings, Sculpture, Interiors and Art on Paper.

 

 

 

2014

CATS Proceedings – No. II: Studying 18th-Century Paintings & Art on Paper

Proceedings from the international conference Technology and Practice: Studying 18th century Painting & Art on Paper, held by CATS at the Frederiksberg Palace, Copenhagen 2-3 June 2014

Edited by Helen Evans and Kimberley Muir, 2014

The conference focused 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 explored 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.

 

 

 

 

2013

Conservation in the Nineteenth century

Preprints from the international conference CiNC – Conservation in the 19th Century held by CATS at the National Museum, Copenhagen May 13-14th 2013

Edited by Isabel Brajer, 2013

The papers in this volume, presented at the conference Conservation in the Nineteenth Century, suggest that we should not think of the nineteenth century as a time solely marked by conservation activities that should be criticised, but as an interesting confluence of various attitudes out of which modern conservation trends emerged.

 

 

 

2012

CATS Proceedings – No. I: European Paintings 15-18th Century. Copying, Replicating & Emulating

Proceedings from the international conference Copying, Replicating & Emulating Paintings in 15th-18th Century held by CATS at the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen 21-22 May 2012

Edited by Erma Hermens, 2012

The conference Copying, Replicating & Emulating Paintings in the 15th-18th Century explored how art historical and technical examination of paintings in tandem can address key subjects as meaning, materials and manufacturing techniques, as well as be a catalyst for fresh perspectives on prevailing European workshop practices when copying, replicating and emulating paintings in the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries.