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:
Overview ICS won the 2022 NSW National Trust “Conservation – Interiors and Objects” Award for this project, with its submission titled “The Discovery of an Old Master Panel Painting Masquerading as a 19th Century Copy”. The discovery of this artwork made headlines around the world. The still life painting originally belonged to the National Trust’s Woodford Academy collection. Its provenance...
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...