Hamilton Kerr Institute

Fitzwilliam Museum

Research at the Hamilton Kerr Institute

Introduction:

retouching a painting.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.

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