Works of art on PAPER

Works of art on paper includes watercolours, prints, ink and pencil drawings, charcoal drawings, pastels, historical documents (maps, manuscripts, documents, certificates, plans). We also conserve photographs and books.

Treatment of works on paper may include:

  • Surface cleaning
  • Tape and adhesive removal
  • Removal of harmful backing materials
  • Removal/reduction of spots (foxing) staining and discolouration
  • Removal and treatment of mould
  • Flattening (removal/reduction of distortions)
  • Tear repairs
  • Surface consolidation
  • Remounting in archival materials
  • Provision of advice regarding works on paper care, mounting and display
  • Provision of documentation (condition reports, treatment assessments, treatment reports)

 “The Care of Artworks on Paper”  which is available as hard copy from our studio, or via post.


Paper Gallery

  • Boat on Paper Before

    Boat on Paper Before

  • Boat on Paper After Treatment

    Boat on Paper After Treatment

  • Archway on paper before

    Archway on paper before

  • Archway on paper after

    Archway on paper after

About Us

RSM Art Conservation is the oldest private conservation service provider in Australia, having been founded in Sydney (New South Wales) in 1971.  At that time, the company consisted of two full time staff members, working on the conservation of a variety of objects and a range of projects. RSM Art Conservation relocated to Queensland in 1986, establishing dedicated conservation studios in Mapleton (on the Queensland Sunshine Coast) and in the Brisbane metropolitan area.

Contact Us

Bowen Hills Studio
Phone: 61 7 3257 7884

2/100 Campbell Street,
Bowen Hills, QLD, 4006

(access Via Walden Lane)

Mapleton Studio
Phone: 61 7 5445 7298

PO Box 75,  College Road
Mapleton, 4560

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