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Hamilton Kerr Institute

Fitzwilliam Museum

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Conservation Services

The Hamilton Kerr Institute carries out the conservation of paintings and polychromy for the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Royal Collection, the National Trust and other collections open to the public. On occasion, the Institute also undertakes work for private individuals. Read more...

Photographic Services

Investigative imaging can be carried out utilising techniques involving X-rays, infrared reflectography and ultra violet fluorescence, along with a variety of other optical recording methods. Read more...

Analytical Services

Scientific analysis at the Hamilton Kerr Institute has mainly focused upon artists’ materials and their methods. Artists’ materials can be conveniently divided into organic and inorganic materials. Methods of analysis can be conveniently divided into destructive and non-destructive techniques. Non-destructive techniques (including surface examination of the painting with a stereo-microscope, IR, UV and X-ray examination, etc.) always have preference over invasive techniques that require paintings to be sampled. Read more...

Analytical 

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HKI in film to promote interest in museum collections

Jan 29, 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.

HKI Publications on sale

Dec 04, 2018

The Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin No. 7 and Dr Spike Bucklow’s ‘The Anatomy of Riches’ are now available to order

Another Art Newspaper feature

Nov 27, 2018

The HKI's work on the Wallace Collections 'Views of Venice' paintings has featured in an article in The Arts Newspaper.

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