Icon News (Members' Magazine)

Our members' magazine covers all aspects of the conservation of cultural heritage and includes news, features, updates from our Groups and Networks, practical advice, awards, and opportunities

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Icon News is published every two months and mailed to more than 2,500 Icon members.

To contribute news or a feature idea to Icon News please email our editor Lynette Gill.

To advertise in Icon News please get in touch with Yulia Gladshteyn.

A Guide to Writing for Icon News


  1. Read previous copies of Icon News to get a feel for the kind of article you want to write.

  2. Think about the readership - not all Icon readers are practising conservators. Those who are cover a wide range of specialisms. Make the article as accessible as you can, unless you are intending to be technical and aiming for the In Practice slot.

  3. Make it readable - do not recycle a dissertation or project/treatment report because it will read like one.

  4. Keep it concise – keep to the point and make every word count.

  5. Footnotes, references or bibliographies should be avoided, unless it is really novel or original material – Icon News is not an academic journal.

Word Count

News items: 200-300 words


  • one page (one image): 600 words
  • one page (no images): 800 words
  • three pages (with images): 1500-1800 words

In Practice (with images): 600-1500 words


Send images as separate email attachments, not embedded in the text or in the body of an email. JPGs or TIFFs are preferred. Photographs should be as high a resolution as possible.


To access Icon News please click on the individual issues below to download the PDF to your device.