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Postgraduate Admissions

About the Hamilton Kerr Institute

The Hamilton Kerr Institute is a department of the Fitzwilliam Museum. The Institute undertakes the conservation of easel paintings for public and publicly shown collections as well as the Museum. In this environment the Institute aims to educate painting conservators to the highest standard and to contribute to scientific, technical and art historical research. The institute hosts a number of archives, carries a continual programme of inter-disciplinary research in addition to the conservation services and teaching on offer.

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From the Department of History of Art

The Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings provides training in the practical, theoretical, analytical and photographic aspects of the conservation and restoration of easel paintings.

The course is designed for students who wish to go on to undertake an internship in a conservation department in Britain or abroad, in order to gain the necessary additional experience of different approaches to conservation problems, prior to pursuing a career as a painting conservator.

The primary objective of the course is to introduce students from a variety of academic backgrounds, in the arts and sciences, to as many aspects of conservation treatment as possible.

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