Preventive Conservation

The goal of Preventive Conservation is to protect objects of personal, cultural, and heritage value from damage and deterioration through pre-emptive measures. This can involve the assessment and monitoring of the environmental conditions where objects or collections are stored or displayed, the implementation of handling and maintenance procedures, integrated pest management, and emergency preparedness procedures. A thorough appraisal of conditions and procedures currently in place is often involved prior to recommending and implementing preventive conservation measures. O’Sullivan Conservation is well-versed both in comprehensive condition assessment and in a wide range of strategies for extending the lives of objects and collections, with the goal of reducing or eliminating the need for future conservation treatment. 


O’Sullivan Conservation acknowledges that we operate and function on the lands of the Darkinjung people.

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

We are proud partners of Reconciliation NSW and support reconciliation in our community.