The wrong conservation methods can cause damage to Heritage objects, buildings and memorials.
You can find an appropriate person through the Conservation of Cultural Material online
Small heritage objects
Conservators specialise in restoring paper, paintings, objects or textiles, and outdoor objects.
Gardens and monuments
Heritage consultants include engineers, landscape architects, historians and archaeologists. They specialise in heritage places, gardens, monuments and collections.
Find a Heritage Consultant using Heritage Victoria’s Consultants and Contractors
Restoring honour rolls
Honour rolls need to be restored by a conservator. Sign-writers aren’t trained to restore the varnish and lettering properly.
War memorials and buildings
Conservation architects conserve heritage buildings, including:
- preparation of conservation management plans
- diagnosis of building failure
- specification and supervision of repair
The architect should know about historic and contemporary building techniques and materials.
Repairs to an object or building
Tradespeople can specialise in stonemasonry, carpentry and building. They should know about heritage techniques when repairing objects, places and material.
Find the right tradesperson using the Australian Conservation
Use the right materials to preserve heritage
You need to use the right materials when storing or displaying heritage objects.
Archival Survival are the only Victorian manufacturer and supplier of conservation materials. Visit the Archival website.
Find volunteers for heritage projects
Heritage advisors give advice on how to care for historic buildings and monuments.
State Library of Victoria (SLV)
Reviewed 27 February 2019