Grimwade Centre for CMC

The Grimwade Centre for CMC has provided a range of commercial art conservation and restoration programs since 1989. Programs include conservation treatments and restoration of all types of materials: paintings; works on paper; photographs; books; frames; textiles; organic materials (such as leather, wood, plant fibres etc.) and inorganic materials (such as ceramics, metals, glass etc.); archaeological materials; architectural projects; collection surveys and development of conservation strategy plans and disaster preparedness plans; technical analysis; research and training programs.

The Grimwade Centre has one of the best-equipped commercial laboratories in Australia, with access to a wide range of analytical equipment and expertise at The University of Melbourne. The building is purpose built for housing cultural collections with temperature and humidity control and 24-hour on-site security, to ensure your artwork is in optimum care. Clients’ objects are covered under the University’s insurance while the objects are on the Grimwade Centre premises. With access to a loading dock and large goods lift, we are able to accommodate very large items for treatment, such as over-sized paintings and sculptures.

Member Profile

Dr Marcelle Scott – AusHeritage Board Member
Commercial practice / Institutional body / Education or information service Collections management; Objects & materials conservation; Historical research & interpretation

Our commercial conservation services are located within the Public Records Office building:

99 Shiel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Please contact the relevant area to discuss conservation services or to make an appointment:

Paintings (+61 3) 9348 5700
Paper & Photographs (+61 3) 9348 5746
Books (+61 3) 9348 5746
Objects & Textiles (+61 3) 9348 5747
Frames (+61 3) 9348 5747
Archaeological Conservation (+61 3) 9348 5747

For general enquiries: T: (+61 3) 9348 5700 F: (+61 3) 9348 5656