I work as the research scientist and teacher at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, a department of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. The Institute conserves and restores paintings for the Fitzwilliam Museum and for numerous clients including the National Trust, English Heritage and Royal Collection. The Institute also runs a three-year post-graduate course for training conservators, and undertakes technical research on paintings. It also offers internships for trained conservators.

If you have questions about the conservation, restoration or examination of paintings, or about courses or internships, please contact the Administrator. If you have research questions, please contact me.

My research interests include:

Issues around imaging, see the U of C IMAGES site

Historic artists' materials and methods, see Imposible Recipes pdf

Contemporary artists' use of materials, see Turning Landscape into Colour site

photo by Chris Titmus