Lady cleaning a piece of artwork titled Wedding Cake by Margaret Dodd, 1977Specialised frame conservation

Consultation Days

Artlab’s skilled and professional conservators are available on Consultation Days to provide free advice on the care and condition of your artworks, historical items and family treasures.

We assess paintings, prints, drawings, books, photographs, ceramics, glass or wooden objects, textiles and all forms of decorative arts.

During the consultation, we can give an estimate of costs if conservation treatment is required. If you decide to proceed with our service, we will provide an official quote for your approval before commencing any treatments. There is a minimum charge of $550.00 including GST.

Appointment schedule for items
Prints, drawings, books and photographs: once a month on a Tuesday

Paintings, decorative arts and textiles: first and third Thursday of the month

Note bookings are essential so please contact us.

If you are unable to attend a Consultation Day, we can arrange an alternative time.

Disaster response

Learn more about Artlab’s disaster response services

Conservation organisations and associations

Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM)

American Institute for Conservation (AIC)


Australia ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites)

Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA)

Cultural Gifts Program (List of approved valuers)

Global Conservation Forum (ConsDistList)

International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC)

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC)

The Institute of Conservation (ICON)

Conservation courses in Australia

Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation
The Grimwade Centre of Cultural Materials Conservation
Faculty of Arts
The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation
Faculty of Arts and Design
University of Canberra

Heritage and Built Environment Conservation courses in Australia

Master of Cultural Heritage, Deakin University

Master of Heritage Conservation, The University of Sydney

Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage, The University of Melbourne

Graduate Physical Conservation of Historic Heritage Places, Australian National University

The Longford Academy Building Conservation Training, Tasmania

APT Australasia Chapter