Joanna Shepard is a conservator with 20 years’ experience, specialising in modern and contemporary art. She founded Joanna Shepard Conservation in 2014, providing museum-standard conservation services and treatments for the commercial art market, private collectors and key public institutions in London and internationally.
She was previously Head of Conservation at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland, delivering major conservation capital projects and managing numerous complex international loans. During this time she was a guest lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and the University of Ulster, presenting on a wide range of subjects including international artwork couriering, art handling and packing, and conservation of contemporary art. In 1998 she assisted with the removal of Francis Bacon’s studio and its contents from London to Dublin and has lectured and published frequently on the artist’s practice.
She studied Paintings Conservation at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and Art History at the University of Warwick. She also holds a diploma from the Institute of Project Management, Dublin. She is a member of the UK Institute of Conservation (ICON) and the British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers (BAPCR).