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


                                                Eric at the Alamo, Feb 2015


Salts and Desalination talk, February 19, 2016 New Orleans, LA

Salts of the Earth: Conservation of Historic Masonry Impacted by Salts and Rising Damp - A Symposium of the Louisiana Museum Foundation.  Streaming Video of lecture: Salts and Desalination - Myths and Realities

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

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

Evaluating the condition of the Lummis House , Los Angeles

At the intersection of art and science, heritage and legacy, Conservation Sciences is an international consultancy that provides clients with interdisciplinary science to evaluate, diagnose and preserve their cultural heritage.

Our mission is to understand, preserve, and disseminate works of art, architecture, archives 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, diagnosis, and technologies.


Science for Art, Architecture, Archaeology, and Archives

Scientific/Technical studies for cultural heritage planning and preservation

Digital Preservation and Restoration - 3D capture and Calibrated Imaging

Art forensics for sourcing loot and authenticating art

Investigation and diagnosis of art, architectural and archaeological materials

Building materials investigations: conservation of stone, wall paintings, and masonry

Analysis and diagnosis of soluble salt, rising damp and efflorescence problems; poulticing and treatment recommendations

Environmental impact on heritage materials

Environmental monitoring of cultural heritage

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

Training in the use of specialized instrumentation and forensic methods applied to works of art

Museum science:  history of technology and technical art history

Chemistry and technology of ancient pigments, glass, and stone

Inorganic materials characterization and archaeometry

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


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Art Crime and Forensic Science: The Case of the Aphrodite and the Kouros ” 

Scripps College, Noon Academy Lecture, Nov. 11th, 2014, Eric Doehne

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

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


Scripps College,  Art Conservation Major:  Focus on how technologies are changing how we understand, preserve, and disseminate civilizations’ creative expressions in the arts and cultural heritage

    •    ARCN 115 Art and Crime:  Plunder, Fakes, and Forensics (Spring 2017, Fall 2014)

    •    ARCN 101 Intro to Art Conservation (Spring 2011; Fall 2012, Spring 2018),

    •    ARCN 110  Artists’ Materials and Technologies–Ancient and Modern (Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Fall 2016, Spring 2019)

    •    ARCN 120  Global Tourism, Climate Change and World Heritage Preservation (Fall 2011, Fall 2015, Fall 2018)

    •    ARCN 125 Preserving Cultural Landscapes (Spring 2016)

    •    ARCN 144 Capturing Art:  Digital Preservation and Cultural Sustainability in 100 Objects (Fall 2017, Spring 2020)


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

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