The Hamilton Kerr Institute provides conservation services for the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Royal Collection, the National Trust and other collections open to the public, and on occasion undertakes work from private individuals. The Director and Assistants undertake the conservation and restoration of easel paintings received at the Institute. All stages during the treatment of a painting are recorded and photographed.
The Institute will prepare condition reports on entire collections and suggest, where necessary, a programme of conservation, including preventative measures such as the control of the environment, storage and the fitting of frames.
Routine care of collections is undertaken working ‘in situ’, normally for a period of up to one week at a time.
The Hamilton Kerr Institute has large studios which are particularly well suited to large format paintings and a separate panel painting workshop.