Conservation treatment and advice

The Grimwade Centre has provided a range of commercial programs for over 25 years. Programs include conservation treatments of all types of materials; such as paintings, works on paper, photographs, books, frames, textiles, other organic (leather, wood, plant fibres etc.) and inorganic (ceramics, metals, glass etc.) objects, archaeological materials and architectural projects. Condition reports, where individual items are assessed for their condition and conservation needs, can be prepared by our conservators for the preparation of items for auction (prior to purchase/sale); travel; exhibition loan; or insurance purposes.

The Grimwade Centre staff are Quarantine Accredited Persons (Classes 2 to 8). The role and the responsibilities of Accredited Persons is to reduce quarantine risks. Accredited Persons have the ability to identify quarantine risks and how processing and treatments may reduce these risks. Staff hold certificates in: working at heights; general construction (white ticket) and elevated work platform operation.

Our client base includes over 30 University of Melbourne cultural collections; national and state institutions; other public collections held in regional galleries, museums and historical societies; local government collections; commercial galleries; corporate collections; and private collections. Clients of GCCMC are located throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.