Art & Archival is a private materials conservation practice. We have the largest private treatment facility in the Canberra region and have been offering quality conservation treatments since 1982.

Art & Archival’s team of dedicated professionals bring  passion and commitment to the preservation of Australia’s cultural heritage from national collections to privately owned objects.  All our work is undertaken in accordance with the codes of ethics prescribed by Australia’s conservation peak body, the AICCM. Read more on code of ethics.

We specialise in a wide range of materials and services.

Conservation treatment of

  • Paper based materials
  • Paintings
  • Textiles
  • Objects
  • Rock art

Exhibition Preparation including mounting, framing, art installation and packing and preparation for shipping.

Preservation needs assessments
Condition reporting
Environmental monitoring
Consultancy in conservation and preservation

Disaster planning, emergency response and disaster recovery

Training in a range of specialist areas to support collections and heritage managers including

  • Care of Collections
  • Disaster Management, Response and Recovery
  • Preservation Awareness

Object analysis including Microfading determination