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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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Celebration of Mary Kempski's Retirement

Apr 23, 2018

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.

Praise for Spike Bucklow's 'Red'

Feb 09, 2018

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’

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

Oct 30, 2017

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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