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The Textile Group remains one of the largest Icon groups. We have an active committee who meet regularly to organise an annual programme of events, training and visits. We would welcome suggestions for future activities and offers from institutions willing to host a workshop, visit etc.

The Icon website provides a forum for discussion, where shorter reports, information on training and workshop notes can be posted. Please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you would like to post anything on these pages.



Go to our News & Reviews page for reviews of the CCI adhesives Conference, Textile Group visits. Visit our Events page to sign up for events that have been organised by the textile group as well as information on other events that might interest you.


Committee Members

Thank you to the nominees, their resumes will be on the website soon. So far only two nominations for four places...there is still time I will take nominees at any time.

There are four posts up for grabs: Treasurer, Events Coordinator, Student Rep and Chair. The positions start in March at the Forum, with the first committee meeting usually in June. 

You must be a member of Icon and a Primary member of the Textile Group. If the position of Chair of the committee appeals to you, ideally you will have served on the committee before.

Nomination forms will be sent out (emailed) shortly, you will need to write a short 2-300 word résumé. 

There are four meetings a year plus the Spring Forum, reasonable travel expenses will be covered. Most of the work is done by email with occasional phone calls. If you would like any more info on any of the positions please contact us, our details are on the committee page.  


Visits - expression of interest
Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would be interested in visiting either of the museums below.

Design Museum, London - Women Power Fashion new exhibition opens in late Oct/Nov, possible talk by the Curator. Visit to be in November.

William Morris; Kelmscott House and Emery Walker House both in Hammersmith, London. This visit to be in the New Year after the property reopens for the season.


Have you looked at the ICON Textile Group Facebook page yet? 


Visit our Events section for information about visits, talks and workshops for 2013 and keep watching for news on 2014 events

Visit the Resources section for:

An Update & information on Stabiltex, including costs of dyes, the dyeing method and a recepie

Biodegradable Sample Bags Available

Mindful of the growing concern over the use of plastic, an eco-friendly alternative to traditional sample bags was recently sought, in the hope that a better option could be adopted by the conservation practice.  

Textile Group Publication List
A list of Textile Group publications. Please note the only post prints we have for sale is the 2006 Forum 'Tapestry Conservation: maintaining the woven picture'. All other post prints are sold out. We are developing digital versions of past postprints that will be available for sale in the coming months.  

MA Conservation Dissertations
Read past MA Conservation dissertation abstracts from the Textile Conservation Centre (TCC) and also newly added is the title list of dissertations and reports from the RCA/V&A programme

Join us as Regional Rep!

The Textile Group are currently looking for members to act as Textile Group Regional Reps. We'd love to hear from people that can let us know of upcoming exhibitions and events, potential visits for Textile Group members, and be a general contact for the committee about your area. Ultimately the role can very much be what you make of it, and all approaches are welcome. For more information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Textile Group Chair 

Please see our regulations for further details on the ICON Textile Group. ICON Textile Group Regulations

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