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About this Group
The Icon Metals Group is formed of both public and private sector conservation and restoration professionals working for museums, heritage organisations and other bodies responsible for the preservation of our cultural heritage. The metals group membership has a specialist interest in the conservation and restoration of metal objects which may be anything from small decorative artworks to large industrial machinery ranging in date from early history to the present day.

We are committed to training and continuing professional development and organise a wide range of conferences and events to support this. We actively collate and disseminate technical and professional information from funding and legislative bodies, heritage management organisations, and research institutions. The metals group committee is the conduit between these organisations, the ICON board and the wider membership and our mission is to support and represent the interests of both public and private sector heritage professionals within our group.



Coming soon! 




Metals Group Members Handbook 4th Edition OUT NOW!


The 4rth Edition of the Metals Group handbook is now  available


Handbook Preview


Hanbook CD rom 


 Cost: £5 plus P&P


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Hazardous Substances in Collections Conference, Museum of London, Weston Theatre, 22 November 2012

We have now collated the programme and all presentations in a single pdf file available to download here.

This colection is 22Mb/149 pages and can be a handy digital or printed refemce manual in your Conservation Library.



Calling all Metal Conservators!
The Metals section wants to hear about what you've been working on. If you have been working on an interesting project, no matter how small or large, then tell us about it. We are seeking articles around 1500 words in length with images sent separately in JPG format that can be put forward for Icon News. For more details or to send an article please email the group Chair, Nicola Emmerson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).  

Recent Survey

For results of the survey on ceramics, glass and metal composite objects see the report on the Resources (Members Only) page.   



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