Conservation Sciences

Science for Art, Architecture, Archives and Archaeology

Helping works of art tell their stories through science

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

Or download free PDF with hyperlinks


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

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

  1. Conservation Sciences is an international consultancy founded to provide clients with the highest level of interdisciplinary science for their invaluable 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. The conservation of different materials often requires the appropriate environment. Understanding past damage may provide a key to future stabilization. And in any conservation plan, knowledge of materials and their stability is essential to preventing future damage.

What we do



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

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

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

  4. BulletInterdisciplinary courses in art conservation, materials science, and studies

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

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

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

  8. BulletInorganic materials characterization, authentication, and archaeometry

  9. BulletAnalytical imaging, environmental electron microscopy, and focused ion beam analysis for art conservation

About Us:

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


Scripps Coillege:  Art Conservation Major

Art Conservation 101Introduction

(Spring 2011; Fall 2012)

Art Conservation 110Artist’s Materials

(Fall 2011; Fall 2013)

Art Conservation 115Art & Forensics

(Fall 2014)

Art Conservation 120 Tourism & Preservation Technology

(Fall 2011)

at Scripps College, Claremont, CA

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 teaching conservation technicians at field schoool in

Luxor, Egypt

                                January 2010


Courses offered


Recent Presentations

Articles by Eric Doehne can be found at the site