Heritage Conservation

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For further information contact:

Contact Person: Brian Andrews  
Postal Address: PO BOX 538
Sandy bay, Tas 7006
Location: 61 Adelaide St
South Hobart, Tas 7004
Telephone: (03) 6224 5920
Mobile: 0413 131 938
email: Contact

How can we help you?
Our churches and their furnishings need attention from time to time to arrest deterioration of one kind and another. This can be costly, particularly if problems are not promptly dealt with. Conservation might entail structural repairs, repair of stained glass windows, restoration of statues or chalices, and so on. Further, for heritage-listed churches, stringent conditions pertain to approvals for those works. We have the expertise and the professional contacts to assist you in cost-effectively conserving your buildings and objects.

Our heritage is a particularly rich and important one. We have a wonderful legacy of buildings and objects, including many of international significance designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52), England's greatest early-Victorian designer. The care and conservation of this heritage, other than that held in the Archdiocese of Hobart Heritage Museum and Archives, is the responsibility of the Heritage Office.

  • Provides an advisory service to the Parishes on the conservation and management of their significant buildings and objects as identified in the Cultural Heritage Inventory of the Archdiocese of Hobart, including assistance in the selection of appropriate conservation architects, engineers and artisans
  • Acts as liaison office and adviser to conservation architects and artisans engaged on the conservation of significant buildings and objects
  • Prepares and manages submissions for external funding for the conservation of significant buildings and objects
  • Prepares submissions for the inclusion of significant buildings on national, state and local government heritage lists, where such inclusion may make possible financial assistance
  • Maintains and updates as necessary the Cultural Heritage inventory of the Archdiocese of Hobart, numbering around 750 items.

The Heritage Officer, Mr Brian Andrews, is an architectural historian who specialises in 19th and 20th century churches including their fittings and furnishings. He is an authority on the great English designer, Pugin.