Painting conservator and technical art historian
I’m a highly skilled, accredited painting conservator and have worked in the industry for over 20 years. Based in Melbourne, I provide a professional, quality art conservation service, specialising in structural and aesthetic conservation treatments of paintings on canvas and panel/board supports.
Over the course of my career I’ve worked in public, private and University sectors in institutions in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. I have held painting conservation positions at the following institutions: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, University of Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand, Artlab Australia, Adelaide. I’m experienced in the treatment of paintings from all eras, and I’m one of the few conservators in Australia with specialist training in the structural conservation of panel paintings.
I love the research and discovering stories about art revealed through the conservation process. This can add value to paintings though uncovering hidden details. My research is published as scholarly articles and book chapters, and I have delivered many public lectures at galleries and academic forums. I’m currently undertaking doctoral research on Australian artists abroad from 1885-1914.