About us

Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation is Australia's pre-eminent research innovation, education and commercialisation centre of excellence for the conservation and preservation of cultural material.

Photo repair
Photograph repair

Consulting services

Grimwade Conservation Services specialises in all areas of art restoration and museum standard conservation for institutions and private clients. As a trusted leader in conservation practice and training in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, our client base includes: significant national, state and regional public collections and cultural organisations; commercial galleries; corporate collections; and, private collections.

Conservation laboratories

Grimwade Conservation Services has one of the best-equipped conservation laboratories in Australia and access to the specialist analytical equipment and expertise of The University of Melbourne. Grimwade Conservation Services has the capacity to offer a range of analytical services which support the research and treatment of cultural materials, such as: x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF); Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy; high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC); Colourimetry; Polarised Light Microscopy (PLM); and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).

Our specialist conservation treatment facility features four secure, climate-controlled laboratory spaces with 24-hour on-site security. Access for large items is via a climate-controlled and secure loading bay.

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Grimwade Conservation Services paper laboratory

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