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Macro Photography

Close up examination of paintings helps us to appreciate the fine detail of a painting. Often the structure of this detail can only really be fully appreciated by a high magnification inspection of the painted surface. Such inspections can be very informative about techniques used in creating the picture, previous restoration attempts or the extent of any damage. Early signs of impending deterioration can be picked up in this way and dealt with before it has a chance to cause irreversible damage.

Detail of an area of the Westminster Retable  

Photographic Services - Macro-Photography

The globe shown here measures approx 3 cm in diameter in the original. 

 

 

 

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News of the death of Herbert Lank, first director of the Hamilton Kerr institute 1974-80

Dec 09, 2020

We are sad to announce the death of Herbert Lank, the first director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI) who died in September 2020. Herbert was born in Berlin in 1925 but settled in England in 1937.

Conservation students help deliver teacher enrichment

May 07, 2019

HKI students talked to teachers about how they reconstructed a 15th century painting as part of a successful CPD day.

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.

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