About the Conservator:
Jennifer Robertson, BFA, MAC
Jennifer Robertson is an art conservator specializing in fine art on paper, archival materials, and rare books. She is a member of the Canadian Association For Conservation Of Cultural Property (CAC) and the American Institute for Conservation (AIC).
Jennifer's specialty is conserving paper-based materials, such as prints, drawings, watercolours, documents, maps, photographs and books. She has experience working with many types of media and materials used in 18th and 19th century artworks and archival materials, and is familiar with book materials and structures from 15th century vellum manuscripts to 20th century publisher’s bindings. She is happy to consult with clients about the best methods to conserve and preserve objects, and provides a range of services from full conservation treatment to preservation measures and advice on proper storage and environmental conditions for a collection.
Jennifer obtained a Master of Art Conservation from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, in 2011. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), 2005. After obtaining her master's degree, she spent several years furthering her conservation training in the US and the UK, at institutions including The New York Academy of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Libraries, The Smithsonian Institution Libraries, and The British Library, as well as the Canadian Conservation Institute and Library and Archives Canada.
Returning to her home of London, Ontario in 2012, she worked in private practice for several years with Keith Bantock at Art Conservation Services Inc. In 2016, she opened Book and Paper Conservation Services, specializing in the conservation of works on paper and rare books. She regularly continues her professional development by attending conferences and workshops both nationally and internationally.