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Newman college building

Newman college, Melbourne


Newman College, Melbourne


Newman College


Falkinger Andronas


Architectural Conservation

DescriptionNewman college wall

Residential college at the University of Melbourne, designed by Walter Burley Griffin in the 1920s. Two storey building clad with Barrabool Sandstone with a variety of finishes.


  • Review of past stone conservation works
  • Evaluation of a wide range of conservation options for the decayed Barrabool Sandstone
  • Comparison of alternative replacement sandstones
  • Comparison in artificial stone repair techniques
  • Cost estimates for preferred alternatives
  • Recommendations for conservation works



Newman College stone samples

International Conservation Services is Australia’s largest private fine art conservation business.  Our main office and conservation workshops are located in Sydney, we have staff in Canberra and Melbourne, and we are able to work on site throughout Australia.  We provide a full range of art restoration services, including antique restoration, paintings restoration, sculpture conservation, archaeological conservation, furniture restoration, conservation of works of art on paper, textiles and objects conservation.  We work on architectural finishes and built elements in heritage buildings, structures, monuments and war memorials.  We provide condition assessments, and carry out hands-on conservation and restoration work.  We consult on issues of collection management, preventive conservation and museum planning, and have particular expertise in the management of environmental conditions in buildings housing collections.  Our associated business, Smarttrack RFID, provides a range of asset and visitor tracking solutions for museums, art galleries, libraries and archives.