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Hamilton Kerr Institute

Fitzwilliam Museum


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.


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: 
Painting Conservator and Assistant to the Director - Emeritus
 Ann  Massing

Contact Details

+44 (0)1223 832 040