Artlab conservators treating heritage car from National Motor MuseumHeritage car treatment, National Motor Museum, Birdwood, South Australia

Artlab’s metals and objects conservators provide specialist expertise in the conservation of large, technological and industrial objects.

We assist museums and custodians with the preservation of heritage vehicle, railway, watercraft and aircraft collections, providing materials conservation advice, strategic planning, significance assessment, risk assessment, treatment services, relocation management, preventive conservation and maintenance.

Our considerable experience in the treatment of smaller industrial objects such as cannons, bronze bells, cast iron fountains and historic relics ensures that complex conservation treatments are carried out to the highest professional standards.

Scientific techniques such as X-ray fluorescence and industrial X-ray are used to identify materials and assess deterioration and stability.

For larger site projects, we provide advice, specifications and assistance with oversight of contractors. Services include project management, work health and safety management, and engagement of specialist contractors for conservation projects.