Contact and Appointment Information
Due an increased volume of demand for conservation, we are currently working from a wait list.
If you would like more immediate assistance with your paper artifact, please see this list for other private conservators in Texas: https://www.hrc.utexas.edu/conservation/resources/directory/
Carrabba Conservation is located in Austin, Texas and operates on an appointment basis. We provide conservation treatment for fine art, maps, and archives on paper. We do not authenticate, appraise, date, or attribute historic or artistic works. We work closely with third party companies that provide new framing and digital scanning.
To initiate a conservation project please fill out the form below. We request that you email digital images of the piece(s) separately.
Appointment Fee: $85
A one-on-one appointment with our senior conservator to discuss the current condition of your piece, potential threats, and solutions to any problems. We can discuss the best options for treatment and consider proper post-treatment care to extend the life of your piece.
Examination and report fee: $185
If you choose to proceed with treatment after your appointment, you may leave your piece at Carrabba Conservation and we will formulate a treatment proposal. A condition report, including digital images and recommended steps for treatment, will be sent to you after a careful examination by our team of trained professionals. The report includes an estimate for treatment costs. This service is billable whether or not treatment is pursued.
Lab Fee: $185/hr
Our office is open for appointments Monday through Thursday.
Appointment fees and billable services, including examination and report fees, may vary for larger collections.
We only provide conservation for paper artifacts. We do not work on photographs, books, oil paintings, crayon portraits, three-dimensional objects, or any artifacts which have a material other than paper as their primary support. Please see this link for a list of offered services. Keep in mind that not all pieces are candidates for treatment.