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Hamilton Kerr Institute

Fitzwilliam Museum


Chris worked for many years for the National Health Service, having qualified as a medical and forensic photographer. He was lured away to work in the commercial and corporate sector at a time when he was running a photographic department covering seven hospitals. Over the years Chris has been a director of a number of photographic companies. He was elected President of the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) and also spent several years as their Finance Director. He still acts as a Trustee for the BIPP’s Benevolent Society, which is a national charity that helps professionals from the imaging industry that have fallen on hard times through ill health.

Chris began working with the Hamilton Kerr Institute back in 1997 and has been involved with much of their work ever since. When not working on complex photographic assignments his main focus is on teaching imaging techniques on the Diploma course and helping interns to refine their photography and technical imaging skills, and to provide photographic documentation at each stage of a painting’s treatment. He also makes time to research new techniques to aid projects at the Institute involving X-ray, Infra-Red and Ultra Violet Fluorescence imaging. Although the subject material is very different to his early days in the industry, there are a lot of similarities in his application of modern imaging techniques to conservation. Over the years Chris’s images have been published around the world in many thousands of publications.

Imaging Specialist & Photography Tutor

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