About Gloria Velandia, Art Conservator


Gloria Velandia, Art Conservator - Chief Conservator for Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Gallery

GV Art Conservation is a private-practice conservation and restoration service based in New York City with staff able to travel locally and internationally as needed. Our conservators specialize in Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper with a focus on Modern, Post-War and Contemporary artworks.

The practice works with the world’s leading galleries, auction houses, private/corporate collections, art advisors, art appraisers, fine art storage facilities, museums, insurance companies and international contemporary art fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach, Frieze NY, The Armory Show, and The Salon Art + Design.  When appropriate, we consult directly with the artist or their foundation to implement techniques consistent with their intent while also providing advice on methods to extend longevity.

Gloria Velandia Ludmer, Chief Conservator

Gloria Velandia Ludmer is an Art Conservator with over 20 years of experience in private practice, residing in New York City. Her private practice was established in 1989 in Miami, Florida where she became involved with important Latin American and Contemporary collections in the U.S.

Along with Sam Keller, Gloria created the Art Basel Conservation Department and continues since 2002 to serve as the Preferred Conservator of Art Basel Miami Beach.  She is also a guest lecturer at venues such as Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Philips De Pury, Appraisers Association of America, art fairs worldwide and an advisor for numerous renowned contemporary artists and collections.

Colombian born, and a former French resident with a conservation practice in Paris, Gloria is able to converse with clients in English, Spanish, and French.

Gloria earned her Master in Conservation and Science and Bachelor in Fine Arts from the School of San Fernando, Spain.  She studied Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Master in Chemistry for Conservation from Tufts University.  She continues her learning via courses and professional seminars to stay on top of the latest technologies and trends in conservation.  

Member: AIC- American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Associate Member since 1993; IIC – International Institute for Conservation