Specializes in Treatment of Historic Archives, Family Documents, Maps and Works of Art on Paper 


Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Property on Paper for Institutions and Private Clients

Fees & Appointments

To initiate a conservation project with Carrabba Conservation, Inc., please fill out the New Client form and return it to our offices to schedule an in-person consultation or to arrange shipping of your piece to our Austin, Texas facility. Please attach several photos of the piece/s, including overall front and back, and close-ups of any damage.


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Appointment fee: $85

You will have a one on one appointment with our senior conservator, to discuss the current condition of your piece, potential threats and solutions any problems. You can discuss what affects the life of that piece: selling, donating, framing, etc., and we can discuss the best options for treatment.


We will also consider proper post-treatment care to extend the life of your piece. We offer many archival housing solutions including boxes, mylar sleeving, and installing archival tissue hinges for framing. At your request, we can install the work in an existing frame and provide acid-free mat board, archival tissue hinges, and an array of UV and anti-glare protective glazing to ensure a protective environment. We also work with several quality framers in Texas and can recommend someone in your area.

The discussion will be documented and included in the Treatment Proposal.


Examination & Report fee: $185

A report detailing all damage and including digital images will be sent to you after a careful examination by trained professionals. This report includes an estimate for costs and the Agreement for Conservation Services form.  After receiving your signed authorization to perform the recommended procedures, the treatment begins. Our goal is to preserve the artist’s intent, stabilize the paper support, and protect the image or information placed on the paper.

Lab Services fees plus materials: $185/hr 

Trained professionals with formal academic backgrounds in conservation, book binding, and museum/archives studies treat provide expertise at Carrabba Conservation. A state-of-the-art treatment facility ensures that your pieces will get the care and attention they deserve.


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