Painting conservation treatments

Examples of painting conservation treatments

frog

Unknown artist, Portrait of Mrs Bradford (nee Anne Larkin) and Samuel Bradford, 1752

This painting is a double portrait of Mrs Anne Bradford and her son, Samuel Bradford. It had two large tears through the canvas and a discoloured varnish coating. More information...

insect in dirt

Roland Wakelin, The Reading Lesson c. 1930

This painting was water-damaged, resulting in extensive lifting of the paint layer. More information...

kids playing

Richard Larter, Untitled (NO), 1977

This painting had extensive spotted staining in the canvas, possibly mould related. More information...

two older men talking

Mounting system for bark paintings

Grimwade Conservation Services offer custom-made mounting systems for bark paintings, that allows the bark to move in response to changes in the environment. The system is not secured to the bark, and therefore reversible. More information...

Royal exhibition building in Melbourne

Jan Christaensz Micker, David and Abigail in the desert, c. 1650

The painting is a mid-seventeenth century Dutch panel painting, depicting a scene from the Old Testament. The painting was heavily overpainted and had a discoloured varnish overall. More information...

Indigenous artwork

The Royal portraits

In 2013, the two royal portraits from the Victorian State Parliament, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, underwent extensive conservation treatment at Grimwade Conservation Services. Both pictures were cleaned and restored, and the beautiful hand-carved frames were cleaned of years of grime and layers of bronze overpaint. More information...

Royal exhibition building in Melbourne

No. 3 Squadron RAAF badge

This RAAF badge, paint on metal, was stuck to the glass of a frame. This resulted in extensive loss at all four corners. Retouching using conservation-grade materials returned the work to its original condition. More information...