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Ms Jae Youn Chung

Ms Jae Youn Chung

Advanced Intern


Jae Youn Chung is an Advanced Intern at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge. She trained at the Courtauld Institute of Art as an Easel Paintings Conservator and completed the Postgraduate Diploma in 2016. Jae Youn graduated from Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea) in 2013 with multiple degrees in the following disciplines; BFA (Hons) Painting, BFA (Hons) Ceramic Arts, BA (Hons) Art History, and BA (Hons) Professional English.

Research Interests

Jae Youn (a.k.a. Jae) currently has interest in wide variety of paintings from different time periods. She is continuously learning and gaining experience by simultaneously researching and treating multiple paintings at the Institute. Jae Youn is not only interested in conducting technical research on paintings, but also in investigating the materials and approaches to conservation treatments – from old master paintings to modern and contemporary paintings.

She has just finished conducting research and conservation treatments on one of the large pendent paintings by Canaletto (1697 – 1768) from the Wallace Collection, which was a part of the Vedute Project - funded by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch foundation. Jae is continuing the collaboration with other conservators in the department to further research and carry out conservation treatments on Studio of Canaletto paintings from the Wallace Collection. Meanwhile, Jae Youn is performing an in-depth technical study in parallel to conservation treatments, on a painting by a seventeenth-century Dutch artist Jan van der Heyden (1637–1712), as her main research here at the HKI.

Other Professional Activities

ICOM-CC 2017-2020 Paintings Working Group Assistant Coordinator

Wallace Collection & Royal Collection Joint Study Day, Gallery Tour: “Canaletto in the Great Gallery: conservation and technical investigation” at the Wallace Collection, November 3rd, 2017.

ICON Paintings Group Evening Talk: “For I am not as simple as I may seem; A technical study and conservation treatment of Catherine of Aragon’s portrait” at The Robing Room at Freemasons' Hall, July 17th, 2017.

Gerry Hedley Student Symposium: “An Investigation of Methods of Cleaning Water-sensitive Oil Paint Based on Methods developed for Surface Cleaning Acrylic Paintings” at University of Cambridge, May 23rd, 2016.

Lunchtime Talk: “Look Closer – Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère 1882” at The Courtauld Gallery, February 4th, 2016.

Key Publications

Chung, J.Y. ‘Catherine of Aragon: technical study and conservation treatment’, The Picture Restorer, The Journal of the British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers, Number 53, (forthcoming) Autumn 2018.

Chung, J.Y., B. Ormsby, J. Lee, A. Burnstock, and K.J. van den Berg. 2017. An investigation of options for surface cleaning unvarnished water-sensitive oil paints based on recent developments for acrylic paints. In ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference Preprints, Copenhagen, 4–8 September 2017, ed. J. Bridgland, art. 1309. Paris: International Council of Museums. Link to online publication:

Chung, J.Y., A. Röstel, 'A wonderfully pure picture': Tracing Bartolomeo Montagna's Holy Family, Museo in Rivista, Notiziario dei musei civici di Pavia, 6, 2017, pp. 17-28.

Chung, J.Y., An Investigation of Methods of Cleaning Water-sensitive Oil Paint Based on Methods developed for Surface Cleaning Acrylic PaintingsFinal year project at The Courtauld Insititute of Art, 2015-2016.

Chung, J.Y., A. Röstel, The Courtauld Collections: Conservation and Art Historical Analysis: Bartolomeo Montagna’s Workshop Practice, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2015. Online publication:

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