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Conservation Services

The Hamilton Kerr Institute carries out the conservation of paintings and polychromy for the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Royal Collection, the National Trust and other collections open to the public. On occasion, the Institute also undertakes work for private individuals. Read more...

Photographic Services

Investigative imaging can be carried out utilising techniques involving X-rays, infrared reflectography and ultra violet fluorescence, along with a variety of other optical recording methods. Read more...

Analytical Services

Scientific analysis at the Hamilton Kerr Institute has mainly focused upon artists’ materials and their methods. Artists’ materials can be conveniently divided into organic and inorganic materials. Methods of analysis can be conveniently divided into destructive and non-destructive techniques. Non-destructive techniques (including surface examination of the painting with a stereo-microscope, IR, UV and X-ray examination, etc.) always have preference over invasive techniques that require paintings to be sampled. Read more...

Analytical 

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Conservation Blog now available

Jun 22, 2017

Conservators at the Fitzwilliam Museum have started a blog.

A Brush with Royalty

May 24, 2017

The Hamilton Kerr Institute has just completed the restoration of two portraits attributed to Nicholas Hilliard

HKI wins 2017 Museum and Heritage Award

May 18, 2017

Conservators at the Hamilton Kerr Institute have won the 2017 Museums and Heritage Award for Restoration/Conservation for their Restoration of Sebastiano's Adoration of the Shepherds.

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