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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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Artists before Columbus: new research on the Caribbean’s largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art

Oct 30, 2017

Published by the Journal of Archaeological Science on 30 October, the paper reveals key discoveries such as the first direct rock art dates in the Caribbean, how pre-Columbian rock-art was made and their paint recipes.

Two Internships from September 2018

Oct 27, 2017

Two internships will be offered from September 2018. Tenable for 11 months in the first instance, interns may be invited to extend the internship for a further year. Applicants should be recent graduates from a recognised training programme.

A New Intern

Oct 05, 2017

The Hamilton Kerr Institute is delighted to welcome Ms Molly Hughes-Hallett who will join the Institute's prestigious Internship Programme for the academic year 2017-2018.

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