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Welcome to the website of Icon, the lead voice for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK. Icon's membership embraces the wider conservation community, incorporating not only professional conservators in all disciplines, but all others who share a commitment to improving understanding of and access to our cultural heritage.

Icon Member Sarah Staniforth ACR awarded CBE

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Icon member Sarah Staniforth ACR has been appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year Honours list for her services to National Heritage.
 
Sarah has been an outstanding figure in the field of heritage conservation for many years, and her work is internationally recognised.  Over her career to date she has transformed the theory and practice of conservation, demystifying it for many and introducing sustainable approaches to the care of historic houses and artefacts across the UK.

Her research combines academic rigour with practical, real world application, and her latest book, Historical Perspectives on Preventative Conservation, was published last year.

Sarah has written and lectured extensively on preventive conservation for collections in museums and historic houses; some of this work is recorded in the National Trust Manual of Housekeeping, which was published in 2006 with a revised edition in 2011.
 
Alison Richmond, Icon Chief Executive, commented, 'Sarah changed the way conservators and their fellow professionals think about and do conservation. She is outstanding in the true sense of the word and certainly deserves to be honoured in this way'.
 
Sarah has worked at the National Trust since 1985, rising to become Head Conservator and finally Museum and Collections Director. Among Sarah's many voluntary roles for many years she served on the Council of IIC (International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works), initially as a Council Member then as Vice-President.  She was elected President of IIC in January 2013, and was the first Chair of the National Heritage Science Forum.  She has also served on the Council of the Museums Association, the United Kingdom Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and the Association of Independent Museums. She is a Fellow of IIC, the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society of Arts.  
 
Congratulations Sarah!

 

Online petition to include cultural heritage research in EU Framework Programme

Ensuring the inclusion of Cultural Heritage Research  in the 8th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (HORIZON 2020) 
Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Its a cause for regret that
cultural and natural heritage are not mentioned explicitly in the European Commission proposal; this has serious consequences as the whole basis for funding the conservation of cultural heritage in Europe may be compromised for many years to come. Members are encouraged to sign the  online petition addressed to the European Parliament and the European Council pleading strongly for the inclusion of cultural heritage research in HORIZON 2020.


 
In signing this petition, you support that the EU fully acknowledges its responsibilities to put cultural heritage research back on its agenda and to include it in the next Framework Programme.

Almost 6.000 people have already supported the petition but more signatures are needed to ensure further promotion of cultural heritage research. The call will be online until the end of April, therefore we kindly ask those of you who have not signed yet to do so and also alert other people by forwarding the link below to your network: 

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/cultural-heritage-research_8th-framework-programme/

Please post this link and message using also your social network contacts.

Thank you very much for your support.

Kind regards

-              Johanna Leissner and Constanze Fuhrmann, Fraunhofer Brussels Office,
               Germany/Belgium
-              Isabel Rodriguez-Maribona Galvez, Tecnalia, Spain
-              Pedro Martin Lerones; Cartife Technology Centre, Spain
-              Maite Berasategui, Acciona, Spain
-              Antonia Moropoulou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
-              Paulo Lourenco, University of Minho, Portugal
-              Adriana Bernardi, National Research Council/Institute of Atmospheric 
               Science and Climate, Italy
-              Roberto Di Giulio, Alessandro Massarente and Keoma Ambrogio, University
               of Ferrara, Italy
-              Katarina Malaga, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
-              Myriam Crolard, Saint-Gobain, France
-              Isabelle Pallot-Frossard, Ministère de la culture et de la communication,
               France
-              Rob van Hees, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
               TNO, Netherlands
-              Jacques Akerboom, Monumentenwacht, Netherlands
-              Roko Žarnić, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
-              Vlatka Rajčić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
-              Alison Richmond, Institute of Conservation, UK

 
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