Eric Doehne

Visiting Lecturer in Art Conservation

Department: Art Conservation
Office Address: HUM 227
Office Phone: (909) 607-2766
Eric Doehne

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


Eric Doehne is a heritage scientist specializing in historic materials, such as ancient pigments, ceramics and stone. He is a materials scientist who has analyzed the preservation and technology of Dead Sea scrolls, the Sistine Chapel, Laetoli Footprints (3.6 mya), and the First Photograph (1826). A staff scientist and consultant for the Getty for many years, in 2012, Dr. Doehne was the International Chair for the PATRIMA project in French cultural heritage preservation. Since 2011, he has developed six interdisciplinary courses at the intersection of art and science, heritage and legacy. His most recent course, Capturing Art: Digital Preservation and Analysis in 100 objects, is a Mellon-funded Digital Humanities course for Fall, 2017.

Courses Taught

  • Art Conservation 110: Artists’ Materials—Ancient and Modern (Fall 2011; Fall 2013, Fall 2016)
  • Art Conservation 125:   Preserving Cultural Landscapes (Spring 2016)
  • Art Conservation 115: Art Forensics: Plunder, Fakes and Crime (Fall 2014)
  • Art Conservation 101: Introduction to Art Conservation (Spring 2011; Fall 2012)
  • Art Conservation 120: Global Tourism and Preservation Technology (Fall 2011; Fall 2015)

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