GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen – Conservation – Antique Interiors, Furniture, Clock, Frame, Box, Armour & Artifact
International & Australian Conservation Services, Conservation Specialists & Technicians –
Rare Crafts & Authentic Materials
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*AICCM does not confer any special status upon GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen.
Gary Olsson, Proprietor of GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen, is a registered Private Practice Conservator Member & Conservation Supplier of the AICCM (Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials).
Since joining the institute in 2007, Gary has been registered on line as a Conservation Supplier in Timber; Tools; Fabrics; Leather and Accessories; Framing; Metals, Ceramics, Stone and Glass.
The listing on the website is:
“GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen – Traditional Antique Conservation, Restoration, Furniture and Artifacts, Frames, Reproductions, Leather and Gilding, Intricate & Heritage Joinery, timber, veneers and leather for transport, glass, curved glass, leadlights, mirrors, clocks, barometers, cane, wicker, baise, felt, polishing, carving, turning, upholstery, blacksmith, gold and silver smith”
In 2002, GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen joined the vetted ranks of the AAADA (Australian Antique & Art Dealers’ Association) as Approved Service Supplier, specifically for the services of Furniture Restoration & Conservation and Gilding.
Under the Furniture Restoration & Conservation category it describes GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen services, “Antique conservation, restoration and reproductions (replicas). Custom classic and corporate executive furniture, intricate and heritage joinery. 22ct gold embossed leather inserts for desks.”
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen services are described under the Gold Embossing on Leather category as: “22ct gold embossed English leather for desks, mouse pads, desk blotters, boardroom and table placemats and coasters. Bookshelf edging, reception counters, and wall panelling. Custom embossing. Leather covered tacks and embossed upholstery leather.”
In 2010 Gary went through yet another vetting process to become a Registered Consultant with the Museums and Galleries of NSW. GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen are one of the foundation Registered Consultants with the listing, “Expertise: Frames, Furniture, Training, Business administration, Project management, Strategic/ Master planning, Historical research, Technical research, Writing critical, Writing editorial, Writing interpretive”
GN Olsson is also registered as a Museums and Galleries of NSW “Consultant and Private Practice Technician – Timber, Tools, Fabrics, Leather and Accessories, Framing, Metals, Ceramics, Stone and Glass. Traditional Antique Conservation, Restoration, Furniture and Artifacts, Frames, Reproductions, Leather and Gilding, Intricate & Heritage Joinery, timber, veneers and leather for transport, glass, curved glass, leadlights, mirrors, clocks, barometers, cane, wicker, baise, felt, polishing, carving, turning, upholstery, blacksmith, gold and silver smith, bookbinder.”
Under the Code of Ethics of AICCM, GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen is governed by an informed respect for cultural property, its unique character and significance and the people or person who created it. In the conservation of cultural material, we engage in commissions with an unswerving respect for the physical, historic, aesthetic and cultural integrity of the object. We strive to attain the highest standards in all aspects of conservation, including examination, research, documentation, conservation advice, treatment, training and education.
For sympathetic restoration or conservation treatments on furniture, frames and artifacts, please contact us to arrange your commission. Whether it be for museum antiquities, museum antiques, museum furniture, private collections, public collections or that special family heirloom, all items are treated with deserving reverence and respect for their representation of craftsmanship from yesteryear.
Additionally we can craft custom made display cabinets or museum display cabinets to optimize conservation conditions and display aesthetics for your prized item or collection.
Some AICCM definitions
- CONSERVATION – the care of cultural material which may include preservation, restoration, examination, documentation, research, advice, treatment, preventive conservation, training and education.
- PRESERVATION – the protection of cultural property through activities that minimise chemical and physical deterioration and damage, and that prevent loss of information. The primary goal of preservation is to prolong the existence of cultural material.
- RESTORATION – The treatment of cultural property through minimal intervention to enhance its interpretation. Restoration may involve the reassembly of displaced components, removal of extraneous matter, or re-integration using new materials.
- EXAMINATION – The investigation of the structure, materials, and condition of cultural material including the identification of the extent and causes of alteration and deterioration.
- DOCUMENTATION – The recording in a permanent form (text and graphic) of information derived from conservation activities.
The Institution of Conservation in London provides an interesting website, with brochures on Conservation.
- Furniture –https://icon.org.uk/system/files/documents/care_and_conservation_of_furniture.pdf
- Clocks – https://icon.org.uk/system/files/documents/care_and_conservation_of_clocks.pdf
- Photographs – https://icon.org.uk/system/files/documents/care_and_conservation_of_photographs.pdf
- Frames & Gilding – https://icon.org.uk/system/files/documents/care_and_conservation_of_frames_and_gilding.pdf
Click to peruse conservation and other publications.
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