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Established in 1991 by conservator Robin Hodgson, RH Conservation Engineering is a research-driven supplier of the most innovative, technically advanced and aesthetically pleasing equipment, providing consistent quality results in the conservation of human artistic and cultural heritage.

Utilising materials and manufacturing techniques from the aerospace, electronics and advanced manufacturing industries, these high tech solutions offer improvements in performance, ease of operation and a more competitive product price. Much of the equipment in our range is designed to be purchased in stages, as budgets permit, each stage offering additional functionality.

Our custom designed equipment is offered exclusively through RH Conservation Engineering. Our first-hand knowledge and conservation experience enable us to understand the challenges and unique applications conservators face with their projects, and ordering direct helps our clients purchase the right equipment for the right task.

The range of equipment and services offered by RH Conservation Engineering is frequently expanding, so please email us for more information and to be placed on our emailing list to receive updated material announcements. We look forward to assisting you in your conservation equipment needs.

Robin Hodgson

FIIC (Fellow International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works)
PMAICCM (Professional Member Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials)

After initial training as a cabinet maker making hand made custom furniture, Robin travelled to London in 1980 and there resided for 6 years, During this period Robin studied at the London College of Furniture, Victorian and Albert Museum, and the Study Centre before commencing conservation work in private practice. In 1986 Robin returned to Australia and established the conservation practice This has involved work Australia-wide and internationally and in 1991 started RH Conservation Engineering. 

Where will you find RH

For example:

• Balai Seni Lukis Negara, Malaysia 

• The Hermitage, St Petersburg

• Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein

• Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf

• J Paul Getty Trust

• National Gallery of Victoria

• National Gallery of Art, Washington

In addition to our institutional clients, RH Conservation Engineering has become the preferred supplier to conservators in private practice world-wide. This can be attributed to our experience, knowledge and detailed understanding of the needs and varied activities of our profession.