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Asian Objects

Given the significant number of Australians with Asian ancestry and the close connections that Australia shares with its Asian neighbours, O’Sullivan Conservation recognises conservation treatments of Asian art require a specialist approach.

At O’Sullivan Conservation we have training in the use of techniques and materials unique to Western art, and we have experience with the treatment of a wide range of Asian artefacts, including lacquerware, religious objects such as Buddha statues and priests’ chairs, temple dogs and Jūbako lunchboxes.
Our staff are trained in appreciating and understanding the importance of material culture in people’s lives, and the theory of how that exhibits in a range of societal and cultural practices. Our management team have experience in cross-cultural management and business practices to assist with ensuring any ethical and social responsibility issues are addressed.

Projects

SEATED BUDDHA

O’Sullivan Conservation was engaged to repair a small gilt wooden statue of a seated Buddha held in a private collection. The statue had been damaged during international transport.

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O’Sullivan Conservation acknowledges that we operate and function on the lands of the Darkinjung people.

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

We are proud partners of Reconciliation NSW and support reconciliation in our community.