I am a conservator of fine artworks on paper and silk, in museums and private collections. My work can be seen across America, Asia, and Australia. My specialist area is conserving traditional Asian paintings. When restoring antique hanging scrolls, folding screens, and woodblock prints, I work with the finest materials similar to those used by the original artists. Handmade papers and traditional patterned silks. Stone pigments and plant-based watercolours. Hand tools and techniques. These are essential parts of the processes I follow that create results to last the tests of time. My connection to conservation of the artwork arises through a respect for the fine handcraft methods used by painters and artisans for centuries past.
Effects of time will weaken fine works of art with humidity, water, heat or light. Damages will occur as a result of puncture, scratch, spill, or insect stains. I conserve artworks in my studio, or repair paintings on site, so they will last well into the future. Time-tested traditions have proven that carefully constructed artworks, displayed seasonally and stored carefully, have lasted well without climate controls. I can assure that by using the best quality methods and materials in conservation, these artworks will endure.
Conserving fragile artworks on fibrous materials is delicate work. Patience and tranquillity surface in my work tangibly. Refined beauty and simplicity of age-old painting traditions in Asia give me boundless inspiration. Through conserving artworks to their originally intended brilliance, I aim to increase their longevity and share these distinguished artistic traditions with generations into the future.
Find me through my professional association, the Australian Institute for Conservation of Cultural Materials
View the abstract of my paper presented at the International Institute for Conservation Hong Kong Congress
Connect with me and see my resume at au.linkedin.com/in/jenniferloubserartconservator
Jennifer Loubser after conservation treatment with:
“Five Human Relationships, Represented by Five Different Birds”
China, Ming Dynasty, c. 16th Century.
Ink and mineral pigments painted on silk
294 cmH x 112 cm W
Collection of Honolulu Museum of Arts