External collaborative activities

The School of Conservation aims to maintain and enhance its collaboration with the business world in terms of research and development. We work in several different formats and with a variety of stakeholders: with public and private companies, high schools and schools, and with many international partners, including a number of networks.


One network is ENCoRE, which is a network of recognised academic conservation programmes in Europe. Its aim is to promote teacher and student mobility, development and collaboration in research and education in the area of the conservation of objects of cultural and natural heritage. The network currently has 38 members, representing the leading conservation programmes in Europe. ENCoRE also has partnerships with 29 leading institutions and organisations.


Other networks are: CATS, a research partnership between the National Museum of Denmark, the Danish National Gallery and the School of Conservation, in which technical analyses and art history generate new knowledge (technical art history); and “IAQ”, an international network focusing on air quality, and conducting research into better storage environment for objects of cultural and natural heritage in museums and archives.

”With the new KADK, I expect that a dynamic and inspiring study and research environment will be created, where the three schools will inspire and influence each other. They will be able to stimulate senses and find possibilities for sparring, while at the same time, the individual institutes optimise their potentials and profiles. Cultural objects found in museums and collections need disciplines that can interpret and act on their complex material fragility. Conservators contribute to decoding objects' and works' silent knowledge and varied works genesis. Through this, they can contribute to creating possibilities for prolonging the works' significance and inspiration. Knowledge about and preservation of cultural heritage contribute to a cultural self-awareness, which is indispensable in a multicultural society.”
Jørgen Wadum, Head of the research centre CATS and Professor at the University of Amsterdam