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Conservatorium of music archaeological remains, sydney


Conservatorium of Music archaeological remains, Sydney       


NSW Department of Public Works


Archaeological Conservation


The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is housed in the original stable block for Government House Sydney, designed by Francis Greenway in 1812. In 1999 the Conservatorium was heavily redeveloped during which extensive archaeological remnants of the colonial era were revealed. ICS were the archaeological conservation consultants throughout the project, advising on the stabilisation, conservation and display of the remains. The remains included a series of barrel and dish drains, a well, part of the original approach road and thousands of artefacts. ICS continues to maintain the display and provide advice on the ongoing care of the in-situ archaeology. 


  • Stabilisation recommendations for in-situ features
  • Conservation and stabilisation of archaeological remains
  • Provision of display advice and artefacts
  • Ongoing maintenance of display


Conservatorium of Music finds (1)

Conservatorium of Music finds (2)

Conservatorium of Music finds (3) 




International Conservation Services is Australia’s largest private fine art conservation business.  Our main office and conservation workshops are located in Sydney, we have staff in Canberra and Melbourne, and we are able to work on site throughout Australia.  We provide a full range of art restoration services, including antique restoration, paintings restoration, sculpture conservation, archaeological conservation, furniture restoration, conservation of works of art on paper, textiles and objects conservation.  We work on architectural finishes and built elements in heritage buildings, structures, monuments and war memorials.  We provide condition assessments, and carry out hands-on conservation and restoration work.  We consult on issues of collection management, preventive conservation and museum planning, and have particular expertise in the management of environmental conditions in buildings housing collections.  Our associated business, Smarttrack RFID, provides a range of asset and visitor tracking solutions for museums, art galleries, libraries and archives.