Materials Conservator


​Summary (provided by consultant)

Name:  Ms Jo Lyngcoln, Jo Lyngcoln - Heritage Management

Address:  511 Lymington Road, Lymington TAS 7109

Mobile:  0409 950 963


​Prior to private practice, Jo Lyngcoln worked within Government for 23 years providing conservation management across Tasmania for DPIPWE, Parks & Wildlife historic heritage, Port Arthur Historic Site, Government House, State owned heritage buildings and National and World Heritage sites. Since beginning private practice Jo Lyngcoln – Heritage Management (JL-HM) has provided conservation analysis, project planning and advice to private owners of heritage properties in both corporate and rural industries. JL-HM has been involved in consultancy partnerships in project submissions as the historic heritage component.
JL-HM brings the provision of heritage advice and planning, interpretation design, materials conservation and conservation and project planning.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Mr Gavin Merrington, Original Stained Glass

Address:  40 Darcy Street, South Hobart TAS 7004

Phone:  (03) 6223 2971


Original Stained Glass - Gavin Merrington is a specialist in restoration and conservation of heritage stained glass for Church, domestic and
public buildings. All international standards and protocols are applied. An extensive register of works and C.V. available on request.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Mr Tony Colman

Address:  PO Box 404, North Hobart TAS 7000

Mobile:  0407 528 681


Tony Colman, traditional French polisher, apprenticed in 1962. Business in conservation and restoration established 1969.

CONSERVATOR OF WOODEN OBJECTS: Conservator of wooden objects which includes furniture, horse drawn vehicles, church fittings, industrial and domestic interior fittings, exterior wooden detail (e.g. fence, verandahs). Repairs to furniture and interior joinery.

INTERIOR DECORATOR: Supply original style mouldings, turnings and decorations, plus sourcing furniture and fittings for period properties.

FRENCH POLISHER: French polishing, colour matching, hand stripping, leaf gilding, traditional floor polishing, waxing and oil finishes. Repairs to furniture and interior joinery.

Current works and consultancies include: Federal, State and Local Government, churches of various denominations, National Trust, private clients.

Operates: State wide

Name: Mr Stephen Atherton

Address: 162 Bungaree Road, Pendle Hill NSW, 21245

Phone: (02) 9896 0109

Mobile: 0421 331 630



​Antique Baths Sydney are the ONLY company in Australia restoring cast iron items using Authentic Vitreious (porcelain) enamel, fired at 850C. The vitreous enamel has a "AAA" rating Alkaline and acid resistant. Antique Baths can restore clients own goods or supply cast iron baths, sinks, basins, bubblers, etc.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Mr Michael Staples

Address:  196 Lymington Road, Lymington TAS 7109

Phone:  6295 1009

Mobile:  0408 202 206

Fax:  6295 1009


Specialist in repairs to timber structures and joiner work. Repairs to timber crafts. Conservation repairs to small objects. Large, well-equipped workshop in Cygnet.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Mr Gerry Cummins, Gerry Cummins & Jill Stehn Pty Ltd

Address:  76 Ceylon Road, Eumundi QLD 4562

Phone:  (07) 5442 8289

Mobile:  0427 889 083

Fax:  (07) 5442 8289



​Gerry Cummins and Jill Stehn Pty Ltd are leading Australian stained glass artists who specialise in painting and staining, fabrication and restoration of historic stained glass and leadlight windows. They also create original contemporary stained glass.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Mr Paul Hunt, Paul Hunt Preservation

Address:  10 Craigdarroch Avenue, Anglesea VIC 3230

Mobile:  0407 067 675


Paul Hunt is a conservator who specialises in metals and objects conservation. Paul is also a carpenter and joiner and has many years experience in the building industry. Paul Hunt Preservation has been involved in works at Port Arthur and Western Tasmania, restoring and preserving historic equipment and buildings. Paul is based in Melbourne and has been the preferred contractor for numerous councils in Victoria, including the City of Melbourne.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Mr Jasp Swann, Jasper Swann Pty Ltd

Address:  PO Box 263, Annandale NSW 2038

Phone:  (02) 9269 0018

Mobile:  0418 470 215


Jasper Swann provides advice on all matters concerning the care and conservation of historic stonework. Services include provision of Condition Reports; Schedules of Stonework Repairs; stonework specifications; documentation for contract tender, including drawings and photographic schedules; budget estimates; project management and QA services during construction; and presenting public seminars.

Operates: State wide


NOTE: This Directory is a guide only. It does not endorse products or services supplied by individuals or companies listed in it. A user of this information should make their own assessment of the ability of an individual or company to carry out work in a competent, punctual and professional manner. We recommend that you: inspect examples of the consultant’s works before commissioning their services; check their professional qualifications, memberships and accreditation; ask to see a summary of skills, relevant experience and examples of previous works, and references from previous clients; and only appoint the consultant when you are satisfied of their suitability to supply the services you want.

DISCLAIMER: Any representation, statement, opinion or advice expressed or implied in this Directory is made: in good faith; on the basis that neither the Tasmanian Heritage Council, nor the State of Tasmania, nor any servant or agent of either of them accepts responsibility for any injury, loss or damage to any person or property caused by, or attributable to, an act or omission (negligent or otherwise) of the Council or the Crown or a servant or agent of either of them.

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