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Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum

The Hamilton Kerr Institute is a department of the Fitzwilliam Museum. The Institute undertakes the conservation of easel paintings for public and publicly shown collections as well as the Museum. In this environment the Institute aims to educate painting conservators to the highest standard and to contribute to scientific, technical and art historical research. The institute hosts a number of archives, carries a continual programme of inter-disciplinary research in addition to the conservation services and teaching on offer.

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HKI Student / Intern Blog

Keep up to date with Students and Interns at the Hamilton Kerr Institute via their blog.

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A Brush with Royalty

Sarah Bayliss working on a portrait of Elizabeth, to be exhibited at Waddesdon Manor from 7 June.

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Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin Number 6, 2016

This volume is the sixth in what is now to become a regular biennial publication which presents the recent research into the conservation, structure, materials, history, etc, of paintings by past and present staff and students (including early career interns) of the Hamilton Kerr Institute. Follow the link below for information on how to purchase a printed copy and click on the image in the right-hand navigation to read / download an electronic version.

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Artists before Columbus: new research on the Caribbean’s largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art

Oct 30, 2017

Published by the Journal of Archaeological Science on 30 October, the paper reveals key discoveries such as the first direct rock art dates in the Caribbean, how pre-Columbian rock-art was made and their paint recipes.

Two Internships from September 2018

Oct 27, 2017

Two internships will be offered from September 2018. Tenable for 11 months in the first instance, interns may be invited to extend the internship for a further year. Applicants should be recent graduates from a recognised training programme.

A New Intern

Oct 05, 2017

The Hamilton Kerr Institute is delighted to welcome Ms Molly Hughes-Hallett who will join the Institute's prestigious Internship Programme for the academic year 2017-2018.

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Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders

Nov 15, 2018

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

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