The Fitzwilliam Museum has laboratories for the conservation of antiquities, applied arts, manuscripts and printed books, and works of art on paper. The Museums collection of paintings is conserved at The Hamilton Kerr Institute, also a department of the Museum.
Conservators work alongside curators, researching and investigating the materials and technology of the objects. They assess and record condition and undertake conservation treatment where necessary. In addition, they monitor and help to maintain appropriate environmental conditions for long-term preservation of the collections in storage and on display.
Manuscripts and Printed Books
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Care of bound material in the Museum, illuminated manuscripts and literary archives.
The Hamilton Kerr Institute is a department of the museum and undertakes the conservation of easel paintings.
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