Painting Conservation Studio

Andrea Gall

B.A. Hons, Dip. Cons

Andrea graduated with a B.A. in History of Art and French from Kent University and then trained as a paintings conservator at the Courtauld Institute of Art from 1986-1989. She joined the Painting Conservation Studio in 1991 and works for public institutions and private collectors.

She worked as a paintings conservator at the National Portrait Gallery from 1991 – 2006 restoring works from the collection, a number of which are now on display in the galleries. She is currently engaged in a restoration programme for Trinity College, Cambridge which she began in 2005. She has undertaken cleaning and conservation of several paintings annually from their collection, including works by Reynolds, Gheeraerts, Lawrence and Kneller, for display in the college rooms.

She works regularly for the Government Art Collection and for the Wellcome Trust. She undertook a condition survey for Leighton House Museum in 2008 and subsequently restored many of their paintings by Lord Leighton for the redevelopment project and the re-opening of the house in April 2010.

In the 1990's she was one of a team of restorers who were engaged in the Calcutta Tercentenary Trust project where she assisted in teaching practical painting conservation and restored a number of 18th century British paintings now on view in the Victoria Memorial Museum, Calcutta. She works as a freelance exhibitions conservator, condition reporting paintings for The National Gallery, Tate and the Hayward Gallery and has undertaken conservation projects for Royal Collection Trust, English Heritage and Dulwich Picture Gallery.