Iconic Projects

Sydney Harbour Bridge Cranes

AWARD WINNING 2011 National Trust Heritage Awards  Conservation for Built Heritage: Highly Commended The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia's most significant landmarks, and one of the most readily recognised symbols of Sydney. Officially opened in 1932, a distinctive feature of the Sydney Harbour Bridge's profile since this time has been the four painting and…

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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.…

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Hamilton Inn Sofa

One of the earliest examples of Tasmanian furniture, the Hamilton Inn sofa is so called because of its provenance to Hamilton Inn in the Tasmanian Midlands. Acquired for an auction record price by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in very poor condition but totally unrestored, ICS were commissioned to undertake a painstaking restoration that…

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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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Le Corbusier Tapestry

Le Corbusier Tapestry When young Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, designed the Sydney Opera House, his vision also included plans for the art to be displayed within it. So, in 1958 he wrote to renowned French-Swiss architect, Le Corbusier, asking if he would like to collaborate, and the concept for the tapestry ‘Les Des Sont Jetes’…

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National Trust Quilts

Frederica Josephson and Lady Mary Fitzroy Quilts Stitched together in the mid-1800’s, these two heritage quilts are important pieces in the history of Australian quilting.  Frederica Mary Josephson was the wife of convict silversmith Emmanuel Josephson. From 1853 to 1873 she lived at Riverview Cottage in Longueville, Sydney, where it is believed she stitched this…

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US Guadalcanal Flag

US Guadalcanal Flag As the first American flag on the beach during the famous Battle of Guadalcanal, this flag is an important piece of WWII history. Following the Battle, Colonel HA Cavanaugh brought it with him to Australia, where he emigrated after the war. In 1957 he presented it to the Ivanhoe RSL and it…

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Cranes Archaeological conservation
Central Station Melocco Room Award winning
Hamilton Inn Sofa Furniture conservation
Australian War Memorial Architectural conservation
Le Corbusier Tapestry Storage systems
National Trust Quilts Storage systems
US Guadalcanal Flag Textiles conservation

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Hamilton Inn Sofa

One of the earliest examples of Tasmanian furniture, the Hamilton Inn sofa is so called because of its provenance to..

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Le Corbusier Tapestry

Le Corbusier Tapestry When young Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, designed the Sydney Opera House, his vision also included plans for..

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Coat of Arms

Old Parliament House (OPH) is a nationally significant heritage building located in Canberra's parliamentary zone. The building was home to..

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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..

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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..

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Australian War Memorial

The walls and dome of the Hall of Memory are lined with one of the largest mosaics in the world...

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Frederic Coleman Caricature

Caricature of Frederic Coleman for Vanity Fair At the turn of the 20th Century, Vanity Fair magazine was particularly famous..

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Glebe War Memorial

Glebe War Memorial  The Glebe War Memorial was built in 1921 in honour of 174 local residents who did not..

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