Materials Conservator



​Summary (provided by consultant)

Name:  Mr Gavin Merrington, Original Stained Glass

Address:  40 Darcy Street, South Hobart TAS 7004

Mobile:  0419 557 746


Updated:  July 2019

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

Updated:  July 2019  

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 with asset registers 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 221 630



Updated:  July 2019

​Antique Baths Sydney are the ONLY company in Australia restoring cast iron items using Authentic Vitreous (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

Updated:  July 2019

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 Paul Hunt, Paul Hunt Preservation

Address:  10 Craigdarroch Avenue, Anglesea VIC 3230

Mobile:  0407 067 675

Updated:  July 2019

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 Jasper Swann, Jasper Swann Pty Ltd

Address:  PO Box 263, Annandale NSW 2038

Phone:  (02) 9269 0018

Mobile:  0418 470 215


Updated:  July 2019  

Jasper Swann provides consultant advice on all matters concerning the care and conservation of historic stonework. Services provided include provision of Stonework Condition Reports; Schedules of Stonework Conservation and Repairs; Stonework Specifications; Documentation for contract tender, including drawings and photographic schedules; Project Management and QA services during construction; Public speaking and seminars. Jasper is based in Sydney but operates in all states of Australia. Recent projects in Tasmania include St Georges Anglican Church, Battery Point and St DavidCathedral Hobart.


Operates: State wide
Name:  Grimwade Conservation Services, The University of Melbourne

Address:  North Melbourne, VIC

Phone:  03 9348 5700​​



Updated:   March 2022

​Grimwade Conservation Services specialises in all areas of materials conservation and collection care. Our large team of expert conservators deliver a broad range of collection conservation treatment, restoration, and preservation services to materials of all types (paper, photographs, books, textiles, archaeology, natural history, human remains, metals, objects, sculpture, glass, paintings, frames, furniture, etc).
We have experience in the conservation of materials of all types, as well as materials analysis and conservation services for built heritage. We service all of Australia. 

Operates:  Nationally


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