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The Gerry Hedley Symposium

The 34th Annual Gerry Hedley Symposium will take place on Monday 23 May 2016 at Trinity College, hosted by the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge.

This annual conference, named in honour of Gerry Hedley, an esteemed educator and researcher in the Conservation field, will showcase the research of near and recent graduates from the main painting conservation training institutions within the UK.


Registration will open at 09:00 and the Symposium will take place between 10:00 to 17:30 followed by a Drinks Reception at 18:30. Download a copy of the full Schedule for the symposium.

Presentations will include:  

Lucy Odlin: A Material, Technical and Art-Historical Investigation into two '16th century German School' portraits from the Courtauld Gallery Collection
Emma Jansson: An Investigation into the Materials & Technique of Alfred Sisley (1839-1899)
Sven van Dorst: What lies beneath the surface: dead-colouring in the work of Daniël Seghers and Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Lucia Bay: Documenting water sensitive oil paintings in the Tate Gallery
Jae Youn Chung: An Investigation of Methods for Cleaning Water-sensitive Oil Paint Based on Methods developed for Surface Cleaning Acrylic Paintings
Carlos Gonzàlez Juste: Fire and Gold. An Investigation, Technical Study and Conservation Treatment of the Central Panel from the Great Chamber Fireplace, Charterhouse, London
Margaret Barkovic: 'Integrative Solutions for Treating Water Stains on Acrylic Canvases' A Case Study of Composition, 1963 by Justin Knowles

Drinks Reception

The symposium will be followed by an evening reception, providing an opportunity for students, academics and practitioners to network and share ideas.

Tour of Hamilton Kerr Institute

On Tuesday 24 May 2016, there will be the option to join tours of the Hamilton Kerr Institute in Whittlesford. 


Tickets (£25 or concession £15) can be purchased here.

Please note that booking will close on Friday 20 May 2016. For further information or queries please email:


Monday, 23 May, 2016 - 09:15 to 20:30
Contact name: 
Amiel Clarke
Event location: 
Trinity College, Cambridge