The Lowy Institute for International Policy
In April 2003 to mark the 50th anniversary of his arrival in Australia, Mr Frank Lowy AC, one of Australia’s leading businessmen, established the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney New South Wales. It was reported that a gift of A$30 million was made to establish the Institute. Lowy’s gift has led to him being awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2005 by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
The purpose of the institute is to conduct original, policy-relevant research about international political, strategic and economic issues from an Australian perspective. As an independent international policy think tank devoted to foreign affairs, and Australia’s role in the world, it is ranked as Australia’s leading think tank. It provides high quality research and distinctive perspectives on the international trends shaping Australia and the world. Its research and analysis aim to be non-partisan, and its active program of conferences, seminars and other events are designed to inform and deepen the debate about international policy in Australia and to help shape the broader international discussion of these issues.
In November of 2012, Lancaster Painters Australia were privileged to provide a heritage repair, touch up and repaint service to this National Trust listed building. Original work included the repair of and repaint work to a water damaged wall in the front lobby, re-fixing and artistically touching up a wallpaper border. It was followed by general repaint work throughout the institute, touch up work to hand painted stencils and designs, wood graining, repainting of the front doors and more. Super premium paint and materials were used throughout the stages of work and work health and safety policies were implemented prior to the commencement of works. For more information and photos of the works, please click on the photos below.