Gerry Alabone

Gerry Alabone is concerned with understanding, managing and communicating the assistance that frames give to paintings within their settings.

He studied Fine Art (painting) at Bath Academy of Art and Restoration and Conservation (wood and metals) at London Guildhall University. He has over 20 years of experience specialising in picture frames including working in the frame-making trade, as a Gallery Technician and as lead frames conservator at the City of London’s Guildhall Art Gallery. He was Head of Frames Conservation at Tate from 2004-2016 and is presently Senior Conservator (furniture and frames) at the National Trust.

Gerry is Joint Chair of the Gilding & Decorative Surfaces group (Icon), and  a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.


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