B App Sc. (Conservation of Cultural Materials)

Adam joined ICS as a Senior Paintings Conservator in 2005, having previously worked for the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and several private organisations.  Adam was appointed Senior Conservation Manager in 2014, and in May 2019 he was appointed Head of Conservation, Fine & Decorative Arts.

Adam’s materials science training supports his long-term specialisation in paintings conservation and ornate frame conservation.  He has extensive experience in the gilding of painted murals, dioramas, painted models and Indigenous bark paintings. As Head of Conservation for Fine & Decorative Arts, Adam plays a pivotal role in supporting both clients and conservators to achieve their goals across a broad range of projects, mediums and contexts.  

His formidable knowledge and experience in the insurance and disaster recovery area is highly valued by insurers and owners alike. He routinely works with insurance companies, loss adjusters, galleries and private clients to reduce the effects of a disaster on items and collections.  He coordinates disaster response and recovery processes, including the removal of items from the source of the disaster to undergo stabilisation treatment.

Some key projects Adam has been involved with include conservation of murals at the historic Fremantle Prison, interior painted elements of Christ Church Bong Bong in the NSW Southern Highlands, the historic mural in the Rylstone Bridge View Inn, and murals and painted decoration in the St Constantine and Helene Cathedral, Perth. Adam also managed the conservation of 200 artworks in the Parliament House art collection at Parliament House, Canberra

Adam maintains his skills and knowledge of new and emerging conservation techniques by attending workshops and conferences in Australia and overseas. He is a professional member of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM).


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