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Conservation Services

Conservation Services - Intro PageThe 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.  

The Institute specialises in the conservation and restoration treatment of easel paintings on supports of wood, canvas, metal or stone.

The large conservation studios at the Institute are particularly suited to managing large format paintings. There are also studios for panel treatment and for the relining of canvases.

For enquiries, please contact the Administrator at hki@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

 

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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’

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.

Conservation Blog now available

Jun 22, 2017

Conservators at the Fitzwilliam Museum have started a blog.

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