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Hamilton Kerr Institute

Fitzwilliam Museum

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, and carries a continual programme of inter-disciplinary research in addition to the conservation services and teaching on offer.



Latest news

The Master of the Conservation of Easel Paintings course

1 March 2023

At present the course is in its last stages of conversion to an academic degree. Therefore, recruitment for 2023-2024 will start later than usual, but then we will welcome applications.

Conservation students help deliver teacher enrichment

7 May 2019

HKI students talked to teachers about how they reconstructed a 15th century painting as part of a successful CPD day.

HKI in film to promote interest in museum collections

29 January 2019

Staff and students star in a short film made by the Colnaghi Foundation in collaboration with the Wallace Collection to give the public an insight into what lies behind museum collections.