I work with private and public clients as a treatment conservator, consultant, adviser and educator.

portrait of conservator cyndie lack

After studying paintings conservation in Canada and the UK, I established the first private, professional art conservation practice in Edmonton in 1990. There were no such treatment facilities for paintings in Alberta at that time – works either remained untreated or had to be shipped out-of-province. Since then, I’ve served numerous public and private clients in a variety of capacities – primarily as a treatment conservator, but also working as a consultant, adviser and educator. While I have a particular interest in 19th century works, I’ve treated paintings dated from the 17th century to the present day.


  • M.A.C. (Master of Art Conservation), Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
  • Commonwealth Scholar internship in the Conservation of Easel Paintings, Courtauld Institute, London, U.K.


  • CAPC (Canadian Association of Professional Conservators)
  • CAC (Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property)

Advisory Roles

In an advisory capacity, I’ve served on public art boards and committees.

— Cyndie Lack at a Getty Conservation Institute training seminar