Conservation Service Price List
This fee covers intake admin and quoting time.
Report and Photographic documentation
All conservation services requiring more than an hour will receive documentation. For other items, a request for photographic documentation and a written conservation report must be made at time of intake, will be charged.
There is a minimum of one hour on all items. Our hourly rate includes some small consumables, but your quote may also have a materials cost specific to your job.
$132.00 + GST
Frame Opening/Closing fee
This allows a conservator to access object inside of frames in order to quote on them properly – if the final quote is not accepted then this fee also covers the cleaning and reclosing of the original frame.
Christening Gown (white/cream only)
De-acidify, stain removal treatment, cleaning.
NB: Freezer treatment, repairs and boxing are an additional cost.
(Compulsory for all textiles)
Frozen at -10 for 10 days, then brush vacuumed before quotation assessment.
Small Textile - $66.00
Large Textile - $132.00
Book Conservation Treatment
Book repairs are often to restore functionality. This is a complex process, with bookbinding materials often being required to be specially ordered in. There is a global shortage of book conservators as this field requires advance training. From drop off to completion, treatment is commonly 6 months. Please consider this before asking for a quote – we have a vast range of storage options available for books and are happy to discuss alternative solutions.
Typical minimum cost for Book Conservation $500.00
Rug and Carpet Treatment
Rugs and carpets are complex items, which are heavily worn and the repairs are time consuming. They have to be strong enough to walk on. Even a small repair can take a full day's work for an expert. If items are to be hung on a wall, it can be easier to stabilise. Please talk to the conservator
Typical minimum is $750 for a rug repair.