Contact and Appointment Information

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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. We meet by appointment only.


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 list for conservators who do work on these items:

Please see this link for a list of offered services. Keep in mind that not all pieces are candidates for treatment.

Please fill out the following form to contact us:

Name *
Phone *
Are you a returning client? *
Are you in the Austin area? *
If no, please see the HRC list of private conservators above this form.
Please be as detailed as possible.
Please send photos of art or documents to
Photos of your piece will allow us to see the condition issues and help us determine if it is a candidate for conservation.

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