Most Cited Book:

If you Google the phrase “stone conservation,” this book is often the first link:

Eric Doehne & Clifford Price, 2010, Stone Conservation:  An Overview of Current Research, 2nd Edition, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 180 p. November 2010. [1016 citations as of January 2024] Free Getty PDF  Amazon Link

Link to related FAQ and Explainer:  WHAT IS ART CONSERVATION?

Most Cited Research Articles:

  • Salt weathering: A selective review [309 citations as of January 2024] Doehne, E. 2002 Geological Society Special Publication (205), 51-64. Link.
  • How does sodium sulfate crystallize? Implications for the decay and testing of building materials [541 citations] Rodriguez-Navarro, C., Doehne, E. 2000. Cement and Concrete Research 30 (10), p. 1527-1534. Link.
  • Salt weathering: Influence of evaporation rate, supersaturation and crystallization pattern [802 citations] Rodriguez-Navarro, C., Doehne, E. 1999 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 24 (2-3), p. 191-209. Link.
  • A new correction method for high-resolution energy-dispersive x-ray analyses in the environmental scanning electron microscope [65 citations] Doehne, E. 1997 Scanning Journal 19 (2), p. 75-78, Link.
  • Applications of the environmental scanning electron microscope to conservation science [67 citations] Doehne, E and Stulik, D. 1990 Scanning Microscopy 4 (2), 275-286. Link.
  • Carbon and oxygen isotope stratigraphy of the Upper Maastrichtian, Zumaya, Spain: a record of oceanographic and biologic changes at the end of the Cretaceous Period [65] J.F. Mount, S.V. Margolis, W. Showers, P. Ward, & E. Doehne, 1986, Palaios 1(1), 87-92. Link.

Additional Research Articles by Eric Doehne can be found at the site


  • Featured in: “The Artful Science” Scripps Magazine, Spring 2012 special issue: Small College, Large Canvas: Art at Scripps, about the new art conservation major. Link.
  • Exhibit: Convergence of Art and Science, Scripps College
  • Art Conservation: The New Major and the Future of the Past at the Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, Oct 3-Nov 4th 2011.
  • Quoted in the New York Times, June 24, 2008, in the article entitled, “Microbes Eating Away at Pieces of History”
  • Appeared as a subject matter expert in the two-hour documentary film “Life After People,” which recorded 8 million viewers when it debuted on the History Channel in January 2008, was nominated for three Emmys, and was expanded into a 10-part series in 2009. 
  • In 2011, appeared as a subject matter expert in the History Channel documentary, Civilization Lost and in 2012 for National Geographic’s America's National Treasures.
  • Photography Exhibit: Natural Order - Art, Science and The Clarity of Mud, West Dean College, UK, The work of Eric Doehne, Kathleen Fox, Alison Milner & Steve Speller, 28 April-17 June 2007.
  • Quoted in article, “Salt packs a punch” Feb. 28, 2005.
  • Profiled in the Los Angeles Times, “Cutting Edge Special: What’s the Way a Sphinx Crumbles?” March 17, 1997.
  • Profiled in Conservation Perspectives, The GCI Newsletter, 12.2, Summer, 1997.
  • Author of: Travertine Stone at the Getty Center, Conservation Perspectives, The GCI Newsletter, 11.2, Summer, 1996.
  • Presented orientation lectures for new Getty Museum docents on the geography, geology, and views from the Getty Center.