We conserve heritage, because it matters.

International Conservation Services is Australia’s largest private fine art and heritage conservation practice. We are the definitive home for the care of artwork, objects and places that hold cultural or historical value. Our world class team of fine arts conservators and heritage experts are dedicated to conserving and securing your valued cultural works.

We provide comprehensive cultural heritage services, ranging from hands on conservation, project management of complex conservation challenges, and advice and planning for the care of collections.

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We conserve heritage, because it matters.

International Conservation Services is Australia’s largest private fine art and heritage conservation practice. We are the definitive home for the care of artwork, objects and places that hold cultural or historical value. Our world class team of fine arts conservators and heritage experts are dedicated to conserving and securing your valued cultural works.

We provide comprehensive cultural heritage services, ranging from hands on conservation, project management of complex conservation challenges, and advice and planning for the care of collections.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT WE DO

We conserve heritage, because it matters.

International Conservation Services is Australia’s largest private fine art and heritage conservation practice. We are the definitive home for the care of artwork, objects and places that hold cultural or historical value. Our world class team of fine arts conservators and heritage experts are dedicated to conserving and securing your valued cultural works.

We provide comprehensive cultural heritage services, ranging from hands on conservation, project management of complex conservation challenges, and advice and planning for the care of collections.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT WE DO

We conserve heritage, because it matters

International Conservation Services is Australia’s largest private fine art and heritage conservation practice. We are the definitive home for the care of artwork, objects and places that hold cultural or historical value. Our world class team of fine arts conservators and heritage experts are dedicated to conserving and securing your valued cultural works.

We provide comprehensive cultural heritage services, ranging from hands on conservation, project management of complex conservation challenges, and advice and planning for the care of collections.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT WE DO

Key Services

Fine & Decorative Arts
Fine & Decorative Arts
FurniturePaintingsPaper
TextilesMuralsSculpture
Objects & Outdoor Heritage
Objects & Outdoor Heritage
ArchaeologyBuilt HeritageMonuments
Public ArtIndustrialArt Objects
Museum & Gallery Services
Museum & Gallery Services
Collections ManagementCataloguingPreventive Conservation
Conservation PlanningMuseum PlanningCollection Technology

Iconic Projects

Central Station Melocco Room

Overview A fire at Sydney’s Central Station was the impetus for the restoration and conservation of this marvellous mid-century Melocco Brothers artwork. The impressive wrap-around wall relief depicts the history of transportation above travertine walling and a beautiful terrazzo floor map of Australia. The Melocco Room is now open to the public. The Melocco Brothers…

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Birdwood Flag

AWARD WINNING Named in honour of General William Riddell Birdwood, the commander of the Australian forces on the Western Front during the latter part of WWI, the Birdwood Flag served as the Australian ensign, and was the first recorded, and officially sanctioned, presentation of an Australian flag in the field of war (as distinct from…

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Winged Victory

AWARD WINNING Heritage Awards 2015 Conservation Objects and Interior: Winner  Winged Victory Gilbert Doble’s ‘Winged Victory’ is an elegant sculpture of Nike, the Winged Goddess of Victory. With a laurel leaf in one hand, a sword raised in triumph in the other, it was created for the top of the Marrickville Soldiers’ Memorial, which was…

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Archibald Fountain

Overview Originally unveiled in 1932 – just five days before the opening of the Harbour Bridge – the Archibald Fountain is considered one of Australia’s finest public fountains. Located in the heart of Sydney’s Hyde Park, it was built with the bequest of its namesake J.F. Archibald (founding editor of The Bulletin in 1880). The…

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Cranes

AWARD WINNING 2011 National Trust Heritage Awards  Conservation for Built Heritage: Highly Commended The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia's most significant landmarks, and one of the most readily recognised symbols of Sydney. Officially opened in 1932, a distinctive feature of the Sydney Harbour Bridge's profile since this time has been the four painting and…

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Central Station Melocco Room Iconic
Birdwood Flag Flags
Winged Victory Sculpture conservation
Archibald Fountain Bronzes
Sydney Harbour Bridge Cranes Archaeological conservation

Award Winning Projects

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Working with the Melbourne team on preparing ACMI’s Collection objects for the Permanent Exhibition was a wonderful experience. Julian and Kristine attended our storage sites to inspect the objects prior to commencing treatment - this was a great opportunity to discuss our needs for the preparation of our objects for exhibition. ICS undertook work including metal treatments, surface cleaning and structural testing for a variety of objects, such as the beautiful Pye Camera with custom tripod and studio skid. We were lucky to follow up our object treatments with a visit to the Melbourne Lab to review the work completed, which was a wonderful way to gain a greater understanding of the Collection objects’ varying conditions and their ongoing care and maintenance. Kristine, Bruno and the team were a joy to work with; they were communicative, wonderfully skilled and had great time management. We are thoroughly impressed with the work they have done, and how some objects look better than we could have ever expected. A big thank you to ICS Melbourne!

Megan Taylor
Australian Centre for the Moving Image - Assistant Registrar - Mar 2019

Wow, another beautiful transformation! Great job by the team, the Newtown War Memorial looks amazing!

Marilyn B.
Ventia - Service Delivery Manager – City of Sydney - Jun 2020

I have had a happy afternoon unpacking all the works which arrived back and they look fabulous. My particular favorite is the Gruner landscape with cattle, which is now looking so clean and stable and not like it will fall out of its frame at any moment! Thank you particularly for the verso work to protect the labels with Perspex – I will make a point of showing this at the Donor Event when we hold it as I know they will all be fascinated by the efforts around not only the work but frame and other aspects which form part of the history of the work. The Streeton looks beautiful, and the greens on the Bunny are now so much more vibrant and fresh. Thank you to everyone for their beautiful work.

Jennifer Taylor McRae
NERAM - New England Regional Art Museum - Registrar & Collections Manager - Jan 2019

The 1892 panorama is now on temporary display in the museum many members and guests were captivated by the print and impressed with the high level of conservation works undertaken. Many often discussing the history of the grounds and the birth of the Sheffield Shield following the cricket match that features in the print. Many thanks for your hard work and dedication over the course of the treatment period and framing of the item. It looks fantastic and I'm glad it now has an extra level of protection for many years to come.

Anthony O’Carroll
Sydney Cricket Ground & Sports Ground - Jan 2017

Picked up the Ebony Ormolu clock today and spoke with Oliver. A great job done. I am very pleased with the result particularly after comparing with the before photos just now. The clock restoration has maintained the balance between its age and the need to be rejuvenated. Thank you very much. It is now looking very handsome indeed back home.

R. Cahill
Private Client - Sept 2019

Just wanted to say well done to you & your team on the repair of the Coburn painting. Never imagined you would have been able to repair the damage to the point where it is virtually unnoticeable. And in fact I am happy to replace the word “virtually unnoticeable” to “totally unnoticeable”…. as it is genuinely unnoticeable... Excellent job.

Richard Halmarick
Halmarick Media - Sept 2019

Works received and wow. What an exponential difference. Myself and the team are thrilled. They are truly beautiful and we will house them with care. I am so pleased with your work and wanted to thank you for getting us here.

Gina Mobayed
Goulbourn Regional Art Gallery - Feb 2019

Thank you so much for this - it is wonderfully comprehensive and highlights so many of the daily issues we have (and have had for a long time) that will hopefully now be remedied in the new space. Thanks again Fiona - it is really fantastic to finally have all this collated and set-out as a professional review/ recommendation, certainly hard to ignore.

Jane Thogersen
Australian History Museum - April 2018

The plaque looks really fabulous having that damaged two inches of green infilling repaired after the more than twenty years or so that this roundel has been in my possession: not to mention the very unsuitable perspex plate it was mounted on. The end result looks magnificent and even the timber grain has come up great in the staining process… you have done this job brilliantly.

David Lemmon
Private Client - Sept 2017

Our Partners

ICS is proud to be the formal conservation partner of these important cultural organisations. We value building long-term client relationships, and the two-way benefits that flow.

Ongoing partnerships allow us to understand and respond to both ongoing and emerging conservation issues. As we get to know your collection and priorities, we are able provide the most appropriate services as and when they are required.


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