Barbara Stella, Chief Art Conservator & President
Barbara is the Owner and Chief Conservator. Barbara studied at world-renowned institutions such as the Institute of Fine Arts and Restoration Palazzo Spinelli in Florence, Italy. She has 27 years of industry experience and has performed art conservation and restoration on various works of art for various museums, the “Soprintendenza Belle Arti” – Italian Ministry of Arts, the Civic Museum of Ancient Art, national galleries, private and corporate collections, art advisors, insurance companies, and art appraisers , the Italian Institute of Culture, Archbishop Curias and churches, city councils, as well as numerous other public and private institutions, art collectors, and art and antique vendors.
In the span of her 27-year career, she has performed art conservation treatments on paintings by prestigious artists such as Rembrandt, Claude Monet, Paolo Cagliari called “il Veronese”, Joan Miro’, Salvador Dali’, Dosso Dossi and many others (see list of Artists).
Barbara also taught graduate-level classes at a number of reputed institutions.
Yanin Hernández, Senior Art Conservator
Yanin is an experienced Art Conservator with a career in the industry of over 25 years, during which she worked on countless fine art pieces as well as taught fine arts restoration at a university in Cuba.
Carla Carvalho Tavares, Art Conservator
Carla’s educational background is in Art and Conservation. In 2016 she successfully obtained her PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage – Painting Specialization, Centro do Porto da Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP-CRP). From 2010 – 2016 she was a researcher at the “Centro de Investigação e Tecnologia das Artes, Centro Regional do Porto da Universidade Católica Portuguesa (CITAR)” carrying out projects in Portugal and Brazil.
Her work experience is in museum environment (Fundação Museu do Douro, Portugal), research and conservation studios in Portugal and Spain.
In April 2016 she came to the USA and has been working for Stella Art Conservation since May 2017.
Noelle Sanders, Administrative Assistant
Noelle has over 20 years of administrative experience.