Iconic Projects

Australian War Memorial

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…

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War & Peace

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…

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Central Station Melocco Room

AWARD WINNING    Short Project Description A fire at Central Station was the impetus for conservation restoration to 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. Detailed…

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NSW Land and Property Plans

ICS treated a large number of historical plans and maps belonging to the NSW Land and Property Information (LPI). The plans of towns and suburbs within the state of NSW varied in length from 40 centimetres to 10 metres. In total, our paper conservation team spent almost 2000 hours treating 613 plans in order to stabilise and prepare them for digitisation. Condition The plans varied greatly in condition. Most were in a poor condition and had been adhered to linen or paper…

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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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Il Porcellino

This beloved sculpture of a wild boar with a shiny gold snout is an exact replica of one by Italian artist Pietro Tacca, which has been on display in Florence since c. 1633. Located just outside Sydney’s oldest hospital, Sydney Hospital, on Macquarie Street, it is a popular tourist attraction. Visitors are encouraged to donate…

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Glebe War Memorial

The Glebe War Memorial was built in 1921 in honour of 174 local residents who did not return from World War I including the Australian fast bowler, Albert “Tibby” Cotter. It was constructed thanks to funds raised by the Glebe community and designed by local resident, William Martin.  Design elements Martin’s design is considered quite…

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Australian War Memorial Architectural conservation
War & Peace Iconic
Central Station Melocco Room Award winning
NSW Land and Property Plans Archival material
Birdwood Flag Award winning
Il Porcellino Bronzes
Glebe War Memorial Monuments

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Central Station Melocco Room

AWARD WINNING    Short Project Description A fire at Central Station was the impetus for conservation restoration to this marvellous..

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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..

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Le Corbusier Tapestry

When young Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, designed the Sydney Opera House, his vision also included plans for the art to..

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Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Conservatorium of Music Rare Books Collection When a fire broke out in the Rare Books room of the Sydney Conservatorium..

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War & Peace

The offerings of war, the offerings of peace The fine bronze equestrian figures known as ‘Offerings of War’ and ‘Offerings..

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NSW Land and Property Plans

ICS treated a large number of historical plans and maps belonging to the NSW Land and Property Information (LPI). The plans of towns and suburbs within the state of NSW varied..

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Rocky Hill War Memorial Honour Roll

On Remembrance Day in 1926 this unique Honour Roll was first unveiled in the Rocky Hill War Memorial tower at..

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King William III, Delft Plate

Dating back to 1691, this rare tin-glazed earthenware ceramic plate was made to commemorate King William III who ruled England,..

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