2010 Energy Australia Heritage Award, National Trust of Australia (NSW)
The fine decorative interior of the Anglican church of Christ Church Bong Bong in the NSW Southern Highlands was commissioned by the widow of the local landowner Charles Throsby in 1884.
It had gradually deteriorated and discoloured and ICS were commissioned to conserve the entire painted scheme, including the stencil work on the ceiling and walls, in the process discovering and recreating other details that had been painted over such as gold circles and fleurs-de-lis.
The walls and dome of the Hall of Memory are lined with one of the largest mosaics in the world. Designed by artist Napier Waller (who also designed the fifteen stained glass windows in the Hall), it was unveiled in 1959. The mosaic inside the dome depicts the souls of the dead rising from the earth towards their spiritual home,...
Conservatorium of Music Rare Books Collection When a fire broke out in the Rare Books room of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Library, the fire brigade responded within minutes and quickly used foam to extinguish it. This fast response contained...