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Hamilton Kerr Institute

Fitzwilliam Museum

Studying at Cambridge


Ann Massing

Ann Massing

Painting Conservator and Assistant to the Director - Emeritus

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 832 040


Ann has a degree in the History of Art and Fine Art from Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana. She continued her art historical studies at the University of Strasbourg, France, then did her conservation training at the Institute of Technologie der Malerei in Stuttgart Germany, receiving her degree Diplomrestaurator in 1979. She became Assistant to the Director of the HKI in 1978. She was the recipient of a British Academy Research Readership (1995-1997) and a Leverhulme Fellowship (2004-2006). She retired in 2007, and is now concentrating on her own research and editing publications for the Hamilton Kerr Institute.

Research Interests

Her research interests centre on the history of the materials and techniques of painting and the history of painting restoration – especially in France.

Key Publications

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Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders

Nov 15, 2018

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

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