2010 National Trust Heritage Awards
Conservation for Built Heritage: Highly Commended
A key element of the original planning for the Royal Botanic Gardens was the placement of classical statutory intended to uplift and educate the local populace.
Over the years the collection of marble and bronze statues had been gradually removed, damaged or deteriorated. ICS undertook a major project with the Gardens to document the condition, develop a restoration program and a maintenance plan which has been progressively implemented.
Some examples of the statuory collection include:
The offerings of war, the offerings of peace The fine bronze equestrian figures known as ‘Offerings of War’ and ‘Offerings of Peace’ that front the Art Gallery of NSW were designed by Gilbert Bayes in the 1920s. Treatment ICS were commissioned to undertake a complete conservation of the bronzes including stabilising minor areas of corrosion and applying a protective wax...
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...