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Hamilton Kerr Institute

Fitzwilliam Museum

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Introduction

The conservation work at the Institute demands a continuous programme of research. It is unusual to find paintings that share similar histories, construction techniques and problems. The nature of conservation demands that we make judgements that balance the potential risk of treatment against the potential benefit of that treatment. In order to properly understand the implications of both, we strive to be at the forefront of understanding new and traditional techniques.

 

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News of the death of Herbert Lank, first director of the Hamilton Kerr institute 1974-80

Dec 09, 2020

We are sad to announce the death of Herbert Lank, the first director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI) who died in September 2020. Herbert was born in Berlin in 1925 but settled in England in 1937.

Conservation students help deliver teacher enrichment

May 07, 2019

HKI students talked to teachers about how they reconstructed a 15th century painting as part of a successful CPD day.

HKI in film to promote interest in museum collections

Jan 29, 2019

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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