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Icon welcomes individuals and organisations from all backgrounds who identify with the conservation and preservation of our cultural heritage.  Our membership embraces the entire conservation community as well as members of the public who are keen to learn more or show their support for conservation work.

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Why do I need to join Icon?

YOU value the conservation of cultural heritage and you want to see your profession thrive and grow. You have valuable skills and a desire to progress your career; to establish vital contacts and to meet inspirational mentors. Icon is the place for you.

WE would love to welcome you, as an individual, into the most influential conservation network in the UK. We believe that personal membership offers huge benefits.  And the more of us who join up, the stronger we become. 

Be represented - Icon is increasingly being acknowledged by the UK cultural sector and by government as the voice of conservation. Icon sets standards within the industry and is the first port of call for those wanting expert conservation information, valuable insight and sound opinion.  Icon leads on the UK's Conservation Education and Skills Strategy.

Be recognised - Icon membership denotes membership of a respected profession. Icon also delivers practice-based qualifications through our Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers scheme (PACR).  Icon membership is the way into accreditation.

Belong - Being a member means being part of something bigger: a community of conservators who exchange ideas and experience. We support and encourage each other to continuously improve our skills and knowledge and gain the recognised status that comes with being an Icon member.

Icon is owned by its members: help it grow from strength to strength. Join us to play a key role in developing and celebrating the country's conservation profession and caring for the cultural heritage.

Icon welcomes all those who work in conservation or who share our enthusiasm and commitment to conserving cultural heritage.   Whether you are a student, an experienced practitioner, a scientist or researcher, or simply have an interest in protecting and enhancing the heritage in all its forms, Icon welcomes you!

To be part of our exciting community, you can apply here or to see the full list of benefits click here.


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