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Photographic Services - AnalyticalScientific analysis at the Hamilton Kerr Institute has mainly focused upon artists’ materials and their methods.

Artists’ materials can be sub-divided into organic and inorganic materials.

Methods of analysis can be sub-divided into destructive and non-destructive techniques. Non-destructive techniques (eg. surface examination of the painting using: a stereo-microscope, IR, UV or X-ray) are always preferred over invasive techniques that require paintings to be sampled.

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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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