Grimwade Conservation Services brings together leading researchers from across the University of Melbourne to deliver conservation solutions for institutions and private clients throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
We are a leader in art restoration, museum-grade conservation, and training in the Asia Pacific region.
Grimwade Conservation Services boasts one of the best-equipped conservation laboratories in Australia and has access to the specialist analytical equipment and expertise of The University of Melbourne.
In 2021, we were honored to win the Australasia Green Impact Cup for our commitment to sustainable practice. As of August 2022, we have been certified as a Green Level Certified Lab, furthering our dedication to environmental responsibility.
EMERGENCY FLOOD SUPPORT: New resources to assist communities to salvage flood damaged items can be found here.
We offer a broad range of professional conservation and restoration services, servicing clients across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
Conservation treatments for all types of materials
Collection care and advice on a variety of topics, ranging from preventive conservation and disaster recovery to collection storage and relocation.
Technical analysis and attribution
Scientific analysis of cultural heritage materials, objects or works of art. Technical analysis is also available for attribution assessments of objects or works of art.
Material analysis for built heritage
Advanced scientific analysis of built heritage materials and environments
The Loong Conservation Project is supported by the Victorian Government through the Living Heritage Grants Program. The Grimwade Conservation Services team and students worked in partnership with the Bendigo Chinese Association to complete conservation work. Video: Paul Burston.
Workshops and training programs can be specifically tailored for your needs. We can cover general topics or address specific issues, materials or techniques. The programs can be run at our laboratories in North Melbourne, at Grimwade Conservation Services teaching laboratories at the University's Parkville campus or at your museum or facility.
reCollections: Caring for Distributed Collections is designed to help people care for their objects and their collections. Written by conservators, it provides a sound guide for the care and management of cultural items and collections.
Conservation Learning Series
The Conservation Series is a short, online learning program for anyone interested in enhancing their collection management skills.
Book specialised workshops led by renowned experts and tailored to your organisations needs.
The conservation staff at Grimwade Conservation Services comprises a team of qualified and experienced conservators dedicated to the preservation and treatment of a wide range of cultural materials.
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