Julia Korner, LSIAD, is a specialist and lecturer in fine art conservation and restoration of paintings, sculptures and frames. She is also a valuer, passionate collector, advisor and curator of paintings and works of art.
Julia trained as an illustrator and art historian in London and Cambridge, and then as a conservator of easel paintings and as a carver and gilder specialising in frames and polychrome sculpture. In 1978 she began her 20 year career at Christie’s as a paintings specialist, building extensive knowledge of Old Masters, and of British, European and American paintings from the 1700s onwards. She set up Christie’s Maritime Department in 1987, followed by the Frames sales, Aeronautical sales, Exploration and Travel, and the Polar sales, developing them into their current pre-eminence in the international auction world.