Painting conservation treatments

Examples of painting conservation treatments

two older men talking

Mounting system for bark paintings

CCMC offers 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

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 CCMC. Both pictures were cleaned and restored, and the beautiful hand-carved frames were cleaned of years of grime and layers of bronze overpaint.

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.