The textiles we conserve include tapestries, samplers, clothing, historical and military garments, religious garments, artworks, soft furnishings, lace works, ethnographic and foreign textiles, rugs and carpets, upholstery and leather goods.

The treatment of textiles includes:

  • Dry cleaning (full or spot cleaning)
  • Wet cleaning (washing)
  • Removal/reduction of stains and discolouration
  • Flattening (removal/reduction of distortions)
  • Full or localised patching/lining
  • Consolidation of weak or powdering fabrics
  • Tear repair
  • Stitching repair and strengthening
  • Provision of advice regarding textile care, mounting and display
  • Provision of documentation (condition reports, treatment assessments, treatment reports)


Textiles Gallery

  • Textile 01 - Before Treatment

    Textile 01 - Before Treatment

  • Textile 01 – after treatment

    Textile 01 – after treatment

    Clean, consolidated, lined, tear repair, mount system designed.

  • Painted textile front

    Painted textile front

    After treatment

  • Painted textile reverse

    Painted textile reverse

    After treatment (consolidated, patched, inpainted, applied protective layer).

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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