From networking and events, to career development support, to the latest jobs, news and other opportunities, as an Icon member you'll have direct access to all you'll need to stay in the know, develop new skills, and champion high standards of cultural heritage conservation.


Icon Student/Intern Membership

For all students, apprentices and interns of any discipline

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Icon Pathway Membership

For cultural heritage professionals seeking Icon Accreditation

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Icon Accredited Membership

Only Icon offers the ACR standard - the mark of the high-quality conservation professional in the UK and abroad

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Icon Associate Membership

For any conservation or cultural heritage professional

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Icon Supporters

For everyone keen to know more, to keep up with Icon events and support our cause

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Organisational Subscribers

For organisations in the heritage sector

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How much does membership cost (2024-25)?


Membership Type *note that memberships are pro-rated so may differ from these figures according to the time of year/DD instalments/your specific renewal date

Card/cheque fee

Direct debit fee (can be split into quarterly payments)




Accredited Concessionary






Pathway Concessionary






Associate Concessionary












Am I eligible for a concessionary rate or tax claims?

A concessionary rate is available for Accredited, Pathway and Associate Members who are earning an annual income of less than £23,302.50. To apply, simply upload one of the following forms of evidence to the application form

  • HMRC self-assessment income calculation
  • Proof of receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance or Housing Benefit
  • Copy of your employment contract signed within the last year or a confirmation from your employer on business letterhead certifying your salary
  • P60 or P45

To apply as a Student Member, simply upload a valid student card or official letter of offer confirming the end date of your course or internship.

If you are a UK taxpayer, and you are paying your membership fees yourself, you can claim the tax back on your Icon membership subscription, as HMRC recognise Icon as a Professional Body ('Conservation Institute of').

More information on how to claim tax on membership subscriptions can be found on the HMRC website.

Code of Conduct, Professional Standards and Complaints Procedure

All Icon members are bound to abide by the Code of Conduct and Professional Standards as a condition of membership. The documents set out what is expected of a member of the Institute of Conservation – setting them apart from the rest.

In the event of a dispute, Icon’s Complaints Procedure was established to resolve any complaint against an Icon member.

For any membership queries, please take a look at our FAQs page or contact the Membership Team at [email protected] or 020 3142 6799