We are a community-centred conservation practice, located in Melbourne’s southeast.
We work across a range of objects, decorative artworks and with cultural heritage collections and heritage communities throughout Melbourne, Victoria and Australia. By creating space for active, collaborative conversations, we are able to customise our conservation services to meet the needs of our community.
Tiaki means to guard, to keep, preserve or protect and is the stem of the Maori word, Kaitiakitanga, meaning custodianship, guardianship, preservation or protection.
The practice of Kaitiakitanga, promotes the protection of resources, including cultural heritage for the long-term benefit of future generations. Notions of care and protection are at its heart and give Kaitiakitanga its conservation ethic.
Tiaki Objects Conservation is a conservation practice that we’ve formed around this concept and looks to work closely with individuals and communities, with their cultural heritage.
Our conservation services aim to embed cultural knowledge, customs and processes, with professional practices, ethics and codes of practice.