Jennifer Sterne Painting Conservation is located just west of Nashville, TN. I adhere to the American Institute of Conservation (AIC) code of ethics. I have provided conservation services for private clients, museums and historical collections, insurance and home restoration companies.
Contact me at: 267-424-9925 or firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below.
I was always artistic. After high school I worked for a fashion designer
as a dyer, learning how to mix pigments and hand-dye fabrics.
I studied studio art for a year at Tyler School of Art in Philly. From there
I went on to get a degree in art history and classical studies at the
University of Rhode Island. While there I had an opportunity for an
internship in the conservation department at the RISD Museum of Art
in Providence. I was hired by two private conservators to help them
meet deadlines on projects and became interested in pursuing
conservation as a career.
I moved to New Orleans upon graduation and immediately started doing restoration work at the
New Orleans Conservation Guild. There I learned gilding and frame restoration and was exposed
to the incredible wealth of art in that city. I eventually transitioned into the painting department
and learned painting conservation. I was displaced by Hurricane Katrina and came back to my
home state of Pennsylvania to live and work in Philly for the next four years.
In Philly, I worked at Belmont Hills Conservation Studio, a consortium of conservators sharing space and projects. As a subcontractor
I worked on projects for each of the conservators there in the fields of painting, paper, furniture, and objects conservation.
I moved to Nashville in 2010 and currently work on paintings, gilded frames and various painted and gilded objects. My studio is located in Pegram.
Comments or questions are welcome.