Tracey Collins – Art and Design for Live Performance, Film, and Television.  This talk has been and gone now.  It was wonderful having Tracey explain some of her film and television projects.  The skill and planning that goes into projects like this is meticulous and requires so much research and planning.  

We had a good crowd.  Thank you to all who attended and thanks for all the questions!  



Preventive Conservation Field School 2016

Enrolment open now 
Italy May – June 2016

Experience the care of Italian Heritage first hand and hands-on.

The Sibyllam Project is an initiative conceived by Studio Carolina Izzo, in close collaboration with the Museums and Heritage Studies programme at Victoria University of wellington and the Italian Ministry of National Heritage and Cultural Activities.

Take your knowledge to the next level of experience in Italy.  The objective of the field school is to learn about different ways of preserving, conserving and displaying heritage objects.  You will study how professionals in the museum sector interact with works of historical importance.

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2015 Interior Awards: And the Winner is…

In the 2015 Interior Awards, Studio Carolina Izzo was the winner of the Craftsmanship Award for the Conservation of the painted dome ceiling in the Isaac Theatre Royal.

This award is an acknowledgement of the specialist heritage knowledge required to make the architect’s dreams come true.  The award sets the benchmark for quality in New Zealand’s interior design. It is also an acknowledgement that conservation and restoration projects can be interior design projects.  The judges were fulsome in their praise:

“This project demonstrates the full range of the conservator’s skills including: scientific analysis, research, collaboration, material innovation, handcrafts – to seamlessly restore an iconic feature in one of Christchurch’s remaining great spaces… Like a classical music performance, this project involved being able to read someone else’s composition and insert subtle interpretations during its performance.  This is a project deserving of nothing less than a standing ovation.”


You can read more about the restoration project at the Isaac Theatre Royal website.