25 Years

25 Years - The Evolution of DSCo

After many years working in conservation labs in museums and galleries across Australia, in 1991 David ventured into the world of private conservation with a small studio space in Rose Bay in Sydney's Eastern suburbs. Working above a real estate agent on New South Head Rd, from the very beginning David's clients included some of the country's elite collectors.

A small and sweaty rented apartment, the Rose Bay studio had it's drawbacks. It was not long before David looked further afield to a larger studio on the edge of the CBD. When the old Painters Gallery terrace building at 32B Burton St came up for sale in 1993, David ventured into the colourful city suburb of Darlinghurst - more favourably known as East Sydney.

Over the years, David has employed and collaborated with many conservation professionals, many of whom have gone on to work in institutions throughout Australia and internationally. The studio now employs a select team of highly qualified conservators and fine art specialists.

After 23 years in Burton St, David Stein & Co has sadly outgrown the inner city terrace building that was our home. At the end of 2016, the team have moved into a large custom-built state of the art studio, workshop and storage space in the inner west - an Aladdin's cave of art in the heart of industrial Alexandria.

In 2017 we are excited to begin the next chapter of DSCo - here's to another 25 years!