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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  

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

 

 

 

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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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