EM - Bio


In 2007 Elizabeth Mehlin established Mehlin Conservation in Essex, Massachusetts.  Elizabeth has sixteeen years’ experience in conservation of oil paintings for government agencies, private institutions and individual clients in the US and Canada. 


She received her Master of Art Conservation degree specializing in paintings from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.


Professional Affiliations

Elizabeth Mehlin is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. She is also a member of the New England Conservation Association.

Work Experience

ARTEX Fine Art Services in Washington DC, Conservator

Legris Conservation in Montreal, Quebec, Conservator

AIC's Collections Emergency Response Team, Conservator

The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, Graduate Intern 

US Art in Architecture program in Anchorage, Alaska, Conservator

PMPC Painting Conservation in Seattle, Washington, Conservation Technician


Client List

Peabody Essex Museum

Cape Ann Museum

Historic New England

Beverly Historical Society

Wakefield Historical Society

Heritage Preservation

Manchester Public Library

Portfolio, CV and references available upon request.