We welcome all conservation enquiries and encourage you to bring your work in so that we can make an initial assessment before discussing all available options.
In most cases the initial discussion is about authenticity and value – is it worth having conserved? We can only address the conservation aspects of the work. For authentication and valuations we will make referrals to appropriate specialists.
We only recommend conservators who are members of the New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Material (NZCCM) - an association of professional conservators of cultural property employed in public museums, art galleries, libraries and in private practice.
For a fee we will organise the conservation of your work. This includes:
Identifying the appropriate conservator and sending documentation for an initial assessment of proposed treatment and costs.
Wrapping and freighting of works to the conservator.
Discussing the Assessment and Treatment Reports with clients and seeking further information, or renegotiation, if required.
Coordination of approved Treatment proposals.
Receiving conserved works back for uplifting by clients.