Specialist conservation services

O’Sullivan Conservation offer specialist conservation services. Our focus is on high quality solutions and the safety of each object and person involved. We are a specialist conservation company that has at its core high-quality workmanship, expertise and a dedicated and sensitive approach to the care of cultural materials and objects.

Caring for Australia’s cultural heritage since 2016, O’Sullivan Conservation practiced in Scotland for four years prior to relocating to Australia in 2008. Since 2016 O’Sullivan Conservation has built an excellent reputation providing specialist conservation services with a wide-ranging client base for completing conservation projects with integrity and professionalism. O’Sullivan Conservation prides itself on completing projects on time and within budget, while maintain impeccable safety records and meeting their zero-harm policy.

OUR TEAM

Eoin O’Sullivan

Eoin O’Sullivan

Director / Principal Conservator

Eoin has over sixteen years in the conservation industry, supported by a Diploma in Conservation and Restoration of Furniture and Wooden Objects (Distinction), obtained at the Letterfrack Furniture College, Ireland. Following graduation Eoin relocated to Scotland where he set up O’Sullivan Conservation and worked as a freelance conservator for several museums and galleries including National Museums Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland, Glasgow School of Art, and private conservation organisations.
In 2008 Eoin moved to Australia where he continued to work as a versatile conservation professional. Eoin has extensive practical conservation experience with furniture and wooden objects, heritage building interiors, movable heritage artefacts, outdoor heritage, sculptures, and war memorials.

Eoin is an accredited professional member of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) and has a through and up to date knowledge of the principles, best practices and ethics applied in the practice of conservation.

Hannah Newman

Hannah Newman

Business Development Manager

Hannah has over fifteen years’ experience managing telecommunications and utilities contracts across Australia, including tendering, end-to-end contract management, and development and implementation of processes and procedures as well as safety documentation and staff management. Hannah has Master’s degrees in Business Administration and International Business, as well as having auxiliary credentials in frontline and project management.

Since November 2018 Hannah has worked at O’Sullivan Conservation as the Business Development and Contract Manager and is an active part of the team, taking on the role of Conservation Technician when required.

In previous roles she has developed SWMS for multiple projects, been responsible for managing and reporting all safety incidents and hazards to clients and handled all workers compensation claims from beginning to end. Hannah’s role at O’Sullivan Conservation sees her continuing to manage these safety requirements.

Hannah is a student member of AICCM and is continually developing her knowledge of conservation treatments and best practice.

Kaleigh Kenney

Kaleigh Kenney

Assistant Object Conservator

Kaleigh commenced full-time employment with O’Sullivan Conservation in January 2020, having completed her Master’s degree in Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne in late 2019. She has already proven herself an indispensable member of the team, taking an active role in several projects including the relocation of six sculptures from Macquarie University and the conservation treatment of the bronze elements of the Governor Phillip Fountain at The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
Kaleigh comes to O’Sullivan Conservation with a strong background in archaeological fieldwork, object handling, and customer service. She interned at the Australian National Maritime Museum in the spring of 2019, during which time she prepared nine objects of various material compositions for display as part of the temporary exhibition Australian Sailing Hall of Fame.

She has complemented her Master’s degree with technical courses in blacksmithing, leatherwork, casting, and jewellery fabrication, all of which have further developed her experience and understanding of materials and objects d’art.

TESTIMONIAL

 

“The service and expertise provided by O’Sullivan Conservation was fantastic; timely, appropriate, price was right and my grandfather’s ginger jar is whole for the next generation to enjoy. I recommend the people and organisation.” 

Alison, Private Collector

Have a question?

O'Sullivan Conservation we provide expert conservation and preservation services that maintain and sustain cultural heritage. If you have a question about a project, give us a call on 0419 380 065 or alternatively fill out the enquiry form and we will get back to you promptly.

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