In 2010 the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) invites SBMK to participate in a think-tank to develop Science4Arts, a new research programme aimed at restoring old and new art. The NWO programme’s approach adapted to the specific work situation in museums, for the conservators, for freelance and salaried restorers and for researchers involved in modern and contemporary art. Research topics has to combine components from both the humanities and the sciences and to consist of at least two research projects, either PhD or post-doctoral, that combined interdisciplinary aspects. The first round in March 2011 involves a network application in which an opportunity is offered to set up a consortium for the definitive applications in September 2011. SBMK initiated a number of research proposals through its steering committee.