Ian McClure was appointed the Susan Morse Hilles Chief Conservator at Yale University Art Gallery and Conservation Advisor for the Yale Center for British Art in 2008. He is currently head of the shared Conservation Center. Construction of the Center was completed in early 2015. In 1983 he was appointed Director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute, a department of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK, a center for paintings conservation and research and the graduate education of painting conservators. In 2005 he was also appointed Deputy Director, Conservation at the Fitzwilliam Museum.