Dip Cons (Conservation of Furniture and Related Objects)

Shane joined ICS in February 2020.  He completed his studies at the West Dean College of Arts and Conservation in the UK and in the past has worked as a Restorer/Conservator privately and with Renaissance Conservation.   Shane also established and managed the woodworking and furniture repair department for the environmental charity Bower Reuse and Repair Centres.  Additionally, he has taught woodworking with Heartwood Creative and The Woodworkers Association of NSW.

Since joining ICS Shane has carried out conservation treatments on a diverse range of furniture and wooden objects, including historic high valued European furniture, Asian lacquerwork, Boulle decoration, wooden artefacts of cultural significance and aboriginal artefacts/art.  His first project with ICS was the treatment of a large eight panel lacquer screen which was decorated in the traditional Maki-e technique of sprinkled gold on black lacquer.

Apart from a practice in general furniture conservation, Shane maintains a special interest and focus on historic craft, East Asian lacquer, decorative surfaces, vernacular wooden objects, wooden artefacts and timber sculpture.

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