Preventive conservation, surveys and grants

Improving the environmental conditions is the most cost effective way of preserving a collection. We can provide specialist advice on preventive conservation issues such as temperature, relative humidity, lighting and pest management.

Conservation surveys

Don't know where to start when it comes to preserving your collection? A lack of time and money are a common problem. A collection survey can effectively prioritise conservation needs and make the most of limited resources.

Preservation needs assessments

The National Library of Australia provides grants for Preservation Needs Assessments for cultural collections. An assessment looks at your collection as a whole, determining risks and establishing preservation priorities. ArtWorks Conservation is an experienced provider.

Storage, display and transportation of objects

  • Advice on the choice of appropriate materials and systems.
  • Design, fabrication and installation of customised solutions for display.
  • Packing of fragile objects for transportation.
  • Preparation of objects for storage. 

Assistance with grant applications

Most small collections are reliant on grants to fund conservation works. We can assist in presenting your case in the best possible light.

Links to grants available to fund conservation projects: