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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".


Archaeology Archival Storage: Problems, Potentials and Solutions and AGM

16 June 2015, 10am-5pm
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex PO19 3QR.

Archaeological Archives have been an important issue for the last few years.

The morning will include talks to review the current state, and to look at solutions different institutions have implemented.

The afternoon will include discussions on solutions to the current crisis; what is the role of archaeological conservators in the process? And how can we contribute to possible solutions?

A visit to the stores at Fishbourne, entry into the Roman Palace, and lunch are included.

Cost:Icon members, £25; non-members £30; students: £20.

Booking deadline: 9th June 2015. Book via Eventbrite. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Interested in becoming a committee member?

If you would like to join the Archaeology Group committee, please write a short abstract offering your contribution and motivation and send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by 26th May.


 ICON Archaeology Group 2015 AGM Reports and Documents

Agenda for 2015 AGM

Minutes of 2014 AGM

AGM - Chair's Report

AGM - Secretary's Report

AGM - Treasurer's Report

Archaeology Group Regulations (Ratified 2014)

Committee nomination statements are on the Resources page (click on link at top of this page).



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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