Sarah Holst

Conservator

Jillian Holst

Valuer

Art conservation

Easel paintings- Oils, acrylics, and mixed media

  • Surface clean
  • Tear and hole repairs
  • Removal of accretions (fly-spots, dried liquid residue etc)
  • Discoloured varnish removal
  • In-paint losses
  • over-paint removal
  • Application of new varnish
  • Stretching of canvas/ stretcher replacements
  • Flattening dents and bulges
  • Removal and treatment of surface bloom, blanching and mould
  • Relining
  • Fire, smoke and water damage
  • Surface consolidation (cracked and flaking paint)
  • Art conservation report (before and after condition and treatment documentation/photography)

Works of art on paper- watercolours, prints, pencil and ink drawings, gouache, pastel, charcoal, historical documents.

  • Surface clean
  • Removal of accretions (fly-spots, dried liquid residue etc)
  • Tape and adhesive removal
  • Removal of harmful acidic window mounts and backing boards
  • Removal/reduction of spots (foxing), stains and discolourations
  • Removal and treatment of mould
  • Flattening (removal/reduction of distortions)
  • Tear repairs
  • In-paint losses
  • Art conservation report (before and after condition and treatment documentation/photography)

Other services

  • Insurance valuations for private and corporate collections
  • Institutional valuations (Registered Government valuer under the cultural gifts Program)
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Collection advice
  • Curating and cataloguing
  • Framing advice and assistance
  • Historical research
  • Free assessment and quoting service
  • Photographic documentations
  • Fine art conservation report (condition and treatment report)
  • Artwork pick-up and delivery service

Email

holst@holstfineart.com.au  

Phone

(03) 9815 0011  

Location

We're based in Hawthorn, Melbourne. Off-street parking is available.  

Hours

We're open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Please note that appointments are essential. (weekends and after hours by appointment)