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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

What we do

Conservation Sciences

Science for Art, Architecture, Archives and Archaeology

Talks and Projects:

Download Time-lapse and ESEM Clips

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


Imaging Changes: Smartphone Cameras and Citizen Science Meet Heritage Conservation, at AAAS 2015

The Alamo, San Antonio, TX

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

Lummis House, Los Angeles

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

  1. 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. 

  2. Our mission is to understand and help preserve 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 and diagnosis.


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. BulletScience for Art, Architecture, Archaeology, and Archives

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

  3. BulletDigital Preservation and Restoration - 3D capture and Calibrated Imaging

  4. BulletArt Forensics for sourcing and authentication

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

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

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

  8. BulletAnalysis and diagnosis of soluble salt, rising damp and efflorescence problems; poulticing and treatment recommendations

  9. BulletEnvironmental impact on heritage materials

  10. BulletEnvironmental monitoring of cultural heritage

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

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

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

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

  15. BulletInorganic materials characterization and archaeometry

Courses offered

Past Projects


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