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portrait of the honourable dame quentin bryce


This portrait of Australia's former Governor-General, The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, was painted in 2014 by acclaimed portraitist Ralph Heimans (born 1970). It was commissioned for the Historic Memorials Collection by Australian Parliament House in Canberra, where it is currently on public display.             


  1. Carried out compatibility/solubility tests 
  2. Removed the artwork from its frame
  3. Brush-vacuumed the artwork to remove any surface dirt present
  4. Cleaned the artwork using an aqueous solution
  5. Consolidated and retouched losses 
  6. Spray-varnished the artwork
  7. Reinstalled the artwork into its frame and travelling crate


Department of Parliamentary Services


Paintings Conservation









Portrait of Quentin Bryce (2)

   After treatment   

Portrait of Quentin Bryce - BT (Close Up)

        Before treatment (close up)   

Portrait of Quentin Bryce - AT (Close Up)
   After treatment (close up)