Research at the Hamilton Kerr Institute
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 interventive treatment and the potential benefit of that treatment. In order to properly understand the implications of both, we strive to be at the forefront of understanding both new and traditional techniques.
On the left are several categories under which we group our research and below are those most recently added to the site. A complete list of student projects undertaken at the Hamilton Kerr can be found on our Publications page.
- John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) and John Crome (1768-1821): availability and economy or experiment and innovation?
- Fra Filippo Lippi, Adoration of the Christ Child: A Reconstruction
- Egg tempera retouching technique
- High Resolution Digital Infrared Imaging
- Reconstruction of an early Italian style Crucifix
- The Investigation and Reconstruction of a Seventeenth Century Pronk Still Life: The Yarmouth Collection
- reconstruction of a 17th Century Dutch still life
- East Anglian rood screens
- Painting Restoration Before La Restauration: the origins of the profession in France
- the Classification of Craquelure