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



Latest news

Recruitment for the Conservation in Easel Paintings course will open at the end of January

21 December 2022

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.

Applications invited for 2 Internships to begin in September 2022

22 December 2021

Applications are invited for 2 internships in the advanced practical and theoretical conservation of easel paintings. Tenure will be for 11 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension to a second year. Applicants should be recent graduates from a recognised post-graduate training programme in the...

Professor Erma Hermens appointed as new Director

6 December 2021

Professor Erma Hermens currently the Rijksmuseum Chair in Studio Practice and Technical Art History, at the History of Art department, University of Amsterdam and Senior researcher in the Department of Conservation and Science at the Rijksmuseum, has been appointed as the new Director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute and...

Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin Number 6