Endangered Heritage provides collection support and conservation services to private collectors, museums, galleries, archives and libraries.
With more than 70 years combined experience, our highly experienced and specialised conservators treat a wide range of materials including Textiles, Paper, Books, Photographs, Paintings, Frames, Objects, Metals and Technology.
Fine art asset management and support
Maintaining the story, provenance, and integrity of an item requires a sensitive approach to ensure things are not over-cleaned or made to look 'new'. Maintaining the authenticity of an item is the main concern of a qualified and ethical conservator.
We are able to conduct on-site collection surveys, including treatment prioritisation and triaging, conduct disaster response and recovery, provide collection handling training, and offer support design and mannequin manufacture. If you have a collection and you need advice and support, we are here to help. We also run regular workshops and professional development workshops to help you to care for your own heirlooms.
Endangered Heritage has a fully equipped laboratory and provides conservation treatment services for our national collection in galleries, museums, libraries and universities. We deliver the same standard of work to your project as we do to the national collection. Each of our conservators has extensive experience and training in a several fields of specialisation and frequently run teaching programs.
Endangered Heritage does not outsource work without the knowledge of the client. The owner is always in direct contact with the conservator undertaking the work.
Fine art supplies
The conservation industry has some quite specialist tool and materials requirements.
Endangered Heritage stock a range of conservation and art manufacture tools including bone folders, septum elevators, spatulas, pigments, animal skin and parchment glues, stainless steel etymology pins, curved microsurgery needles, gold leaf, squissors, tweezers, inks, dispersions, gums and resins, cotton tape and more.
The conservators here are passionate about the preservation of intangible heritage as well as moveable heritage. One of our current projects is the National Endangered Skills and Trades Show or “NESTS”. This event is held in July and showcase a large number of trades practitioners working in professions where recognised training pathways no longer exist. Sadly due to Covid-19 2020's event will be cancelled