Ad Astra

Conservation and restauration
of fine antiques and design

Passion for history and quality materials


In Ad Astra Conservation we pour our passion for quality historical and design objects into our work, carefully restoring and conserving these objects for future generations. 

Conservation services for museums and private customers


We offer professional conservation and restauration services for both museums and individuals, and specialise in fine antiques and design objects. 

Individually tailored solutions


We treat each object with care and respect, and strive to find the best possible treatment while considering the history and significance of the object, as well as the needs and wishes of the customer. 

Selected works

What we do


  • Heirs of Oiva Toika, Helsinki 2021
    Conservation and restoration of a ceramic butterfly tray by Rut Bryk and two glass vases by Oiva Toika

  • Private customer, Helsinki 2021
    Conservation and restoration of a ceramic tray by Rut Bryk
  • Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani 2021
    Conservation and restoration of Kain Tapper's wooden sculpture Kuun valoa
  • EMMA Museum, Espoo 2021
    Conservation and restoration of the objects damaged during the Rut Bryk: Touch of a Butterfly exhibition

    Condition checks of objects byTapio Wirkkalas leaving for the Le Stanze del Vetro museum

    Conservation of some objects from Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation collection for the new exhibition at Aukio

    Conservation and restoration of Rut Bryk's artwork "Candy"

  • Amos Rex, Helsinki 2021
    Conservation and restoration of a pair of Chinese urns from the 1800s
  • Hämeenlinna City Museum
    Condition checks, conservation and documentation of the carriage collection, in preparation of a moving-project
  • EMMA Museum, Espoo 2020
    Condition checks of artworks in preparation of a storage relocation
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki 2020
    Lecture: Plastics and polymer-based materials in art
  • Verla Mill Museum, Verla 2020
    Conservation of the a sheet-forming machine from 1894
  • Private customer, Helsinki 2020
    Conservation and restoration of two 1900s chairs from AB Iris, designed by Hjalmar Nyström
  • Private customer, Helsinki 2019 – 2020
    Conservation and restauration of two ceramic artworks by Rut Bryk
  • Villa Gyllenberg Museum, Helsinki 2019 – 2020
    Conservation of a pair of late gustavian lamps, a gothic revival lamp and a rococo potpourri urn
  • EMMA Museum, Espoo 2018 – 2019
    Condition checks and conservation of objects leaving for the Rut Bry: Touch of a Butterfly exhibition in Japan
  • Private customer, Helsinki 2019
    Documentation and conservation of Muuttolinnunlaulu by artist Rut Bryk
  • EMMA Museum, Espoo 2018
    Condition checks and conservation of the objects for the Futuromania exhibition