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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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Conservation Blog now available

Jun 22, 2017

Conservators at the Fitzwilliam Museum have started a blog.

A Brush with Royalty

May 24, 2017

The Hamilton Kerr Institute has just completed the restoration of two portraits attributed to Nicholas Hilliard

HKI wins 2017 Museum and Heritage Award

May 18, 2017

Conservators at the Hamilton Kerr Institute have won the 2017 Museums and Heritage Award for Restoration/Conservation for their Restoration of Sebastiano's Adoration of the Shepherds.

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