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HKI in film to promote interest in museum collections

Staff and students star in a short film made by the Colnaghi Foundation in collaboration with the Wallace Collection to give the public an insight into what lies behind museum collections.

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HKI Publications on sale

The Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin No. 7 and Dr Spike Bucklow’s ‘The Anatomy of Riches’ are now available to order

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Another Art Newspaper feature

The HKI's work on the Wallace Collections 'Views of Venice' paintings has featured in an article in The Arts Newspaper.

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HKI Battel Hall Retable conservation featured in The Art Newspaper

HKI Battel Hall Retable conservation featured in The Art Newspaper

The conservation and analysis of a rare 14th/15th-century Kentish retable, treated at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, featured in The Art Newspaper

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Internships in the Conservation of Easel paintings

Applications are invited for 2 internships in the Conservation of Easel Paintings to begin in September 2019

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Secrets of a Cabinet Miniature

The conservation and analysis of a miniature painting by Isaac Oliver

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Celebration of Mary Kempski's Retirement

Celebration of Mary Kempski's Retirement

Alumni of the HKI, along with painting conservation practitioners gathered at the Hamilton Kerr Institute on Friday 20th April to celebrate Mary Kempski’s retirement.

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Praise for Spike Bucklow's 'Red'

Praise for Spike Bucklow's 'Red'

Spike Bucklow's "Red" was placed on the American Library Association's prestigious 'Choice List' of Outstanding Academic Publications, 2017. A review in the Burlington Magazine (CLIX, 2017, p. 737) said it was ‘written by a research scientist but with the flair of a biographer’

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Artists before Columbus: new research on the Caribbean’s largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art

Published by the Journal of Archaeological Science on 30 October, the paper reveals key discoveries such as the first direct rock art dates in the Caribbean, how pre-Columbian rock-art was made and their paint recipes.

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Conservation Blog now available

Conservators at the Fitzwilliam Museum have started a blog.

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Upcoming events

Open Day

May 10, 2019

The Hamilton Kerr Institute, Mill Lane, Whittlesford CB22 4NE

The 37th annual Gerry Hedley Student Symposium

Jun 03, 2019

Trinity College, Cambridge

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