Eric Doehne

Eric Doehne

Visiting Lecturer in Art Conservation

Department: Art Conservation

Office Address: Miller 107

Office Phone: (909) 607-1772


Academic History

  • B.S.  Geology, Haverford College, Pennsylvania, USA
  • M.S.  Geology, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Ph.D.  Geology, University of California, Davis, USA

Areas of Expertise

Materials science applied to art, archaeology, architecture and archives; Interdisciplinary projects in art conservation and heritage science

Selected Research and Publications


Dr. Doehne has specialized in the preservation and technology of inorganic materials such as stone, glass, pigments, and concrete. Trained in geology, geochemistry, and microscopy, Eric Doehne is a materials scientist who has analyzed the Dead Sea scrolls, the Sistine Chapel, Laetoli Footprints (3.6 mya), and the First Photograph (1826) using environmental electron microscopes and other sophisticated instrumentation.

Courses Taught

  • Art Conservation 115: Art Forensics: Plunder, Fakes and Crime (Fall 2014)
  • Art Conservation 101: Introduction to Art Conservation (Spring 2011; Fall 2012)
  • Art Conservation 110: Artists’ Materials—Ancient and Modern (Fall 2011; Fall 2013)
  • Art Conservation 120: Global Tourism and Preservation Technology (Fall 2011; Fall 2015)

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