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Eric Doehne
Eric Doehne is a research scientist, educator, and consultant with special expertise in historic materials, such as ancient pigments, ceramics, stone, and concrete. He holds a B.S. in geology from Haverford College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from the University of California, Davis.

Eric teaches Art Conservation at Scripps College, in Claremont, California where he has created six interdisciplinary courses as part of the new major. This program is the first undergraduate major in Art Conservation and Heritage Science at a small liberal arts college. A staff scientist and consultant for the Getty for many years, Dr. Doehne was also the 2012 International Chair at the University of Cergy Pontoise for the PATRIMA project in French cultural heritage preservation. He provides consulting services through

Dr. Doehne coauthored “Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research, 2nd Edition” with Clifford Price at University College London. Available as a book and free PDF, published by the Getty Conservation Institute.

Dr. Doehne works at the intersection of science, art and technology on the composition, behavior, and treatment of inorganic materials. He has characterized artists materials from the Sistine Chapel, the Dead Sea scrolls, paintings from Audubon to Van Gogh, The Getty Kouros, Chumash Rock Art, York Minster, the Laetoli Footprints (3.6 mya), and the First Photograph (1826) using his expertise in electron microscopy, geochemistry, and analytical imaging.

Project work includes a Historic Structures Report and weather station for the Alamo Church in San Antonio, Texas, a workshop on Rising Damp in Galveston, Texas, a workshop on Ceramics Conservation at AMOCA, and a course on Art Crime and Art Forensics. Previous projects include the Magnesian Limestone project in collaboration with English Heritage and Desalination of Porous Building Materials, a European Commission project. Online subject bibliographies by Eric Doehne to foster interdisciplinary research and teaching can be found on Zotero.

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