The types of paintings on which we perform conservation treatments include oil paintings, acrylics, and mixed media.

Treatment of paintings may include:

  • Surface cleaning
  • Varnish removal
  • Overpaint removal
  • Surface consolidation (flaking or powdering paint and pigment layers)
  • Removal and treatment of mould, surface bloom and blanching
  • Tear repair
  • Flattening (removal/reduction of distortions)
  • Strip and full lining
  • Restretching
  • Substrate repair (paintings on board)
  • Filling and inpainting areas of loss
  • Application of new varnish
  • Provision of advice regarding painting care, mounting and display
  • Provision of documentation (condition reports, treatment assessments, treatment reports)

Paintings Gallery

  • Painting with paint loss

    Painting with paint loss

  • After Treatment

    After Treatment

  • Before LIning

    Before LIning

  • After Treatment

    After Treatment

  • After Lining Infilled

    After Lining Infilled

  • After Treatment

    After Treatment

  • During Treatment

    During Treatment

  • Damaged Oil Painting and Frame Before Restoration

    Damaged Oil Painting and Frame Before Restoration

  • Damaged Oil Painting and Frame After Restoration

    Damaged Oil Painting and Frame After Restoration

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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