Located in Melbourne, Kate McLaren Art Conservation works in private practice in textile and sculpture conservation, including research and storage solutions for private collectors and museum/ art gallery institutions.

Kate McLaren Art Conservation has vast experience with fashion, fibres, various embroidery techniques, tapestry and contemporary art throughout her time at the NGV, previous study and private practice.

This solid background across the arts, fashion and textiles sectors is due to experience and knowledge in artworks from Australian and international origins. Experience with Australian and international designers and exhibitions include Fashion Detective (2014), The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier (2014), 200 Hundred Years of Australian Fashion (2016), Viktor&Rolf Fashion Artists (2016), The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture (2017), NGV Triennial (2017) and The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Gift (2019).

Kate McLaren Art Conservation has a focused passion toward textiles and art, with a talented network of conservators in the field of conservation, Kate McLaren Art Conservation is driven to communicate the importance of textiles, fashion and art with our clients that are intrinsic to our cultural environment.