Conservation Sciences

Science for Art, Architecture, Archives and Archaeology

Upcoming Talks and Current Conservation Science Projects:



Project with the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum using RTI


The Alamo, San Antonio, TX


Lummis House, Los Angeles


English Heritage and the Getty Conservation Institute - Magnesian Limestone Book Project







About Us:


Dr. Eric Doehne has more than 20 years of experience in the analysis and preservation of cultural heritage.

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Art Crime and Forensic Science: The Case of the Aphrodite and the KourosScripps College, Noon Academy Lecture, Nov. 11th, 2014, Eric Doehne


American Museum of Ceramic Art – AMOCA - Ceramics Conservation Workshop, Pomona, CA, 2014


Built Heritage Conference, 2013, Milan: Measuring Change in Art--The case for citizen science and time-lapse imaging of material cultural heritage-Eric Doehne-BH2013-Keynote-Abstract.pdf


Galveston Historical Foundation, Rising Damp Symposium 2013, Galveston, TX

 
  1. Conservation Sciences is an international consultancy that provides clients with interdisciplinary science to evaluate, diagnose and preserve their cultural heritage. 


  2. Our mission is to understand and help preserve works of art, architecture, and archaeology through sound science, education, training, and collaborations with a network of highly-qualified conservation professionals around the world. Understanding a work of art and how to stabilize it often requires the appropriate scientific analysis and diagnosis.

 

What we do

Research


Services


  1. BulletScience for Art, Architecture, Archaeology, and Archives

  2. BulletScientific/Technical studies for cultural heritage planning and preservation

  3. BulletArt Forensics for sourcing and authentication

  4. BulletAnalytical and Computational Imaginghyperspectral imaging environmental electron microscopy, reflectance transformation imaging, and focused ion beam analysis for art conservation

  5. BulletInvestigation and diagnosis of art, architectural and archaeological materials

  6. BulletBuilding materials investigations: conservation of stone, wall paintings, and masonry

  7. BulletAnalysis and diagnosis of soluble salt, rising damp and efflorescence problems

  8. BulletEnvironmental impact on heritage materials

  9. BulletEnvironmental monitoring of cultural heritage

  10. BulletInterdisciplinary courses in heritage science and material culture, art crime and forensic science, artists’ materials, art conservation, climate change and world heritage

  11. BulletTraining in the use of specialized instrumentation and forensic methods applied to works of art

  12. BulletMuseum science:  history of technology and technical art history

  13. BulletChemistry and technology of ancient pigments, glass, and stone

  14. BulletInorganic materials characterization and archaeometry


Courses offered


Past Projects

Recent Presentations

Articles by Eric Doehne can be found at PublicationsList.org; Google Scholar, ResearchGate.net, and Academia.edu

Book on Stone Conservation by Eric Doehne (Scripps College) and Clifford Price (UCL)—Order print version: 

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Research on outdoor sculpture conservation

San Marino, 2010-2011



Getty Conservation Institute, Masory Desalination Short Course

New Orleans, May 2010





ARCE.org teaching conservation technicians at field schoool in

Luxor, Egypt

January 2010