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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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Migrants Conference - Tickets on sale

Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders will be held on 15-16 November 2018, at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. This two-day conference, will reflect on the role of migration as embodied in works of art and material culture as documented in visual and written sources. For more information see the link from 'Upcoming Events' .

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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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Secrets of a Cabinet Miniature

Jul 03, 2018

The conservation and analysis of a miniature painting by Isaac Oliver

Celebration of Mary Kempski's Retirement

Apr 23, 2018

Alumni of the HKI, along with painting conservation practitioners gathered at the Hamilton Kerr Institute on Friday 20th April to celebrate Mary Kempski’s retirement.

Praise for Spike Bucklow's 'Red'

Feb 09, 2018

Spike Bucklow's "Red" was placed on the American Library Association's prestigious 'Choice List' of Outstanding Academic Publications, 2017. A review in the Burlington Magazine (CLIX, 2017, p. 737) said it was ‘written by a research scientist but with the flair of a biographer’

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Upcoming events

Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders

Nov 15, 2018

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

Upcoming events

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