ICS was engaged by AMP Capital Investors to carry out a condition inspection and provide options for the conservation of the Hinchcliff Wool Store Sheep. This resulted in ICS managing the replication, gilding and installation of the sheep back in its original location on the roof of the Wool Store.
The heritage listed Hinchcliff Wool Store Building in Loftus Street, Sydney dates from the 1860s and the positioning of the golden ram on the roof reflected the economic importance of wool as Australia's chief export from the principal trading port of the colony of NSW.
The sheep was structurally unsound and had a very poor aesthetic which included:
Due to the extensive damage, a decision was made to replicate the sheep. During cleaning of the sheep to allow for replication, evidence of the sheep originally being gilded was uncovered.
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