Asian painting conservator
Asian Painting conservation
Jennifer Loubser is a conservator of fine artworks on paper who works for museums, institutions, and private collectors. She specialises in conserving traditional Asian paintings, and she is also experienced in working with contemporary and antique artworks on paper. Since 2004, she has worked with collections and collectors in America, Asia, and Australia. She trained in Japan and in South Korea, and has worked in the National Palace Museum Seoul, Honolulu Museum of Arts, Thangka Conservation Centre Bhutan, Art Galleries of New South Wales and South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland State Archives, State Library of Queensland, and for many galleries and private collectors across Australia.
She began her Master’s study in 2005 at the University of Hawaii Library Preservation Department. There she was a part of the conservation team’s flood recovery efforts for the University archives and map collections after the 2004 100-year flood. After training and working as an Asian Paintings Conservator for 7 years in Honolulu and South Korea, Jennifer completed her Master’s qualification at Melbourne University in 2012 as a Conservator of Cultural Materials. She then moved to Brisbane as a Conservator of East Asian Paintings in private practice. In 2014 she became an accredited peer-reviewed Professional Member of AICCM and began working as a Paper Conservator at State Library of Queensland. Her professional goal is to preserve and return artworks to their original brilliance while respecting their authenticity and original value, so these distinguished artistic traditions may be shared with future generations.