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Introduction

The conservation work at the Institute demands a continuous programme of research. It is unusual to find paintings that share similar histories, construction techniques and problems. The nature of conservation demands that we make judgements that balance the potential risk of treatment against the potential benefit of that treatment. In order to properly understand the implications of both, we strive to be at the forefront of understanding new and traditional techniques.

 

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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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