The Fitzwilliam Museum is pleased to welcome Rupert Featherstone as the new Director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute, and Assistant Director of Conservation of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Rupert Featherstone, who was previously the Senior Paintings Conservator of the Royal Collection Trust, said, 'Having studied conservation at the Hamilton Kerr Institute 25 years ago, I'm delighted to be returning here as Director. The Institute's reputation as a place of learning and research is renowned, and I look forward very much to overseeing its progress.'
The Hamilton Kerr Institute is a department of the Museum and undertakes the conservation of easel paintings for public and publicly shown collections as well as for 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.