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The Icon Archaeology Group welcomes readers to its web pages. The Group is here for all those concerned with archaeological conservation in the UK. Its roots date back to 1976 when conservators working under the umbrella of the former UKIC established a forum for those working with, or with an interest in, the conservation of archaeological artefacts. Since then, the Group has defined its aims to:

  • Establish and promote high standards for care and conservation of archaeological materials
  • Support the development of skills and knowledge in the conservation and investigation of archaeological materials
  • Provide a forum for communication within the discipline and related organisations
  • Promote care and conservation of the archaeological heritage among the public
  • Represent the interests of the archaeological conservation profession

Towards fulfilling these aims, the Group has organised and produced numerous meetings, conferences, books, guidelines and reports. In addition, regular contributions have been made to reports produced by archaeological organisations and government agencies. The Group has representatives on committees of several national archaeological organisations and continually tracks the role of archaeological conservation in the UK through ongoing surveys.

For the services of an archaeological conservator please visit or phone +44 (0)20 7785 3804.

Please click here to read our document "A_Brief_Guide_to_the_Principles_of_Archaeological_Conservation".


Upcoming Events & Meetings


 ICON Archaeology Group Stonehenge Tour and AGM will take place on Friday 18th July 2014 from 10am-4pm, at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre, Nr Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE

This year the AGM will take place at the brand new Stonehenge Visitor Centre and will be combined with a tour to the recently developed site and a discussion of the Stonehenge Project. Not only will we be able to view the newly opened galleries but also see the Neolithic huts.

Lunch and refreshments will be included in your booking and there is free parking for Stonehenge visitors and English Heritage members.

The AGM is free to attend and takes place after the tour in the Education Room from 2pm to 3pm.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Archaeology Group committee, please write a short abstract offering your contribution and motivation and send to Mags: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more information on the site and directions please go to:



ICON member & National Trust/English Heritage member: £10

ICON member but non National Trust/English Heritage member: £22.50

Non ICON member but National Trust/English Heritage member: £15

Non ICON member & non National Trust/English Heritage member: £27.50


Tour places may be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Please submit your booking & enquiries by the 9th of July to Ellie Rowley-Conwy: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Stonehenge AGM Booking Form


 ICON Archaeology Group AGM Reports and Documents

AGM - Chairs Report

AGM - Secretarys Report

AGM - Treasurer's Report

AGM - Archaeology Group Regulations for Ratification 



The ICON-AG 2014 Publications List is now availible on the Publications page

ARCHAEOLOGY FOR ALL . . . The Archaeology Group acknowledges the multi-disciplinary nature of the work of our members, and welcomes collaboration with other groups. We welcome contact from other groups who wish to use our pages to make Archaeoloy Group members aware of events and issues that may be of interest to them.

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