Catherine Nunn


I'm a highly skilled painting conservator and have worked in the industry for over 22 years.

I provide museum standard conservation treatment of paintings on canvas and panel/board from my studio in inner city Melbourne. My clients include The National Trust of Australia, state and regional art galleries, art dealers and private collectors.

Prior to opening my business in 2019, I worked predominantly in Australia and the UK. I held the position of Senior Painting Conservator/Acting Head of Painting Conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 2015/16. I have also held painting conservation positions other highly regarded institutions around the world including the Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne,  the University of Melbourne and Artlab Australia, Adelaide. I worked for several years in the private sector in London in leading conservation studios, treating paintings from important collections in the UK. This experience allowed me to learn from some of the world's best conservators, and I am grateful for the knowledge and skills they passed on to me.

To give you an idea of the breadth of my experience, some of the highlights of my career include the treatment of paintings by the following important Australian and international artists:




Jan van Goyen

Jan Steen

Jan Weenix 

John Constable



Tom Roberts

Arthur Streeton

Frederick McCubbin

Charles Conder

Ethel Carrick

E. Phillips Fox

Fred Williams

Arthur Boyd

Sidney Nolan

John Brack

Howard Arkley

Brett Whiteley