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Hamilton Kerr Institute

Fitzwilliam Museum

Alice received her PgDip in the Conservation of Easel Paintings from the Courtauld Institute in 2020, following completion of her BA in History of Art at the University of Cambridge.  Her graduate thesis was a technical study of eleven oil sketches associated with the Carracci school, with a focus on the materiality, functions, and conservation histories of these. During her studies, Alice undertook internships at the Victoria & Albert Museum, National Trust, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Palaces of Westminster and in various private conservation studios. Prior to joining the HKI, Alice was a Conservation Fellow at SRAL - Stichting Restauratie Aterlier Limburg (Maastricht, Netherlands), where she treated Dutch paintings from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries and worked on a collaborative project testing multi-spectral imaging cameras for use in cultural heritage. She has also worked for Ruth Bubb Conservation Ltd., undertaking treatment and technical research. 

Alice has a particular interest in the treatment and research of Old Master paintings, especially those executed on composite or unusual supports; and in the manufacture and use of historic pigments, notably Naples yellow. She presented aspects of her graduate thesis Oil Sketching in Bologna, c. 1600: Materiality, Technique and Conservation Histories of Works in British Collections at the Ashmolean Museum's 2021 Conference 'Cabinet, Elaboratory, Gallery 1500-1800: The Preservation of Art and Material Culture in Europe', and her paper will appear in the upcoming post-prints.


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