About The Company - Mehlin Conservation
Mehlin Conservation is a full service art conservation and restoration service based in Essex, Massachusetts.
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About The Company


In 2007 Elizabeth Mehlin established Mehlin Conservation in Essex, Massachusetts.  Elizabeth has seventeen years experience in conservation of oil paintings for government agencies, private institutions and individual clients in the US and Canada. She has a BA in Art History from Williams College (’91) and a MAC (Master of Art Conservation) with a specialization in paintings from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (’02).


2002 Master of Art Conservation, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

1991 B.A., Art History, Williams College, Williamstown, MA


Professional Associate, American Institute for Conservation, member since 1995

CAP Assessor, Heritage Preservation, 2008-2016

Member, AIC-CERT, American Institute for Conservation’s Collections Emergency Response Team, 2007-2016

Member, AIC Emergency Committee, 2012-2014

Member, New England Conservation Association, 2007-2016


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



Elizabeth Mehlin participated in conservation of the Constantino Brumidi Corridors in the Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC as part of the Cunningham-Adams Conservation team between 2012-2014.  She also participated in emergency salvage and conservation of paintings in Port au Prince, Haiti as part of the Smithsonian-Haiti Cultural Recovery project in 2010 and 2011.


Peabody Essex Museum

Cape Ann Museum

Historic New England

Beverly Historical Society

Wakefield Historical Society

Heritage Preservation

Manchester Public Library

House of Seven Gables

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield

Town of Rockport

Ipswich Museum

Architect of the Capitol, Washington DC

Adams National Historic Park,

Amarillo Museum of Art

University of New England – Portland, ME

Manchester Historical Society

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park

Smithsonian/Haiti Cultural Recovery Project