Whether you are a conservator or a long term supporter of cultural heritage conservation, leaving a gift in your will to Icon will help us promote excellence in the profession, raise awareness of the value of conservation and foster the careers of emerging conservators.
As our recent research shows, the act of conserving cultural heritage objects and collections makes a significant contribution to society. It contributes to knowledge and understanding, national and local economies, a sense of identity, enhanced wellbeing and empowered communities.
Your gift will help us spread the word and make sure that conservation is valued by people around the world. Your gift will also allow us to invest in the next generation of conservation professionals to ensure that museums and galleries remain able to care for the collections and our cultural heritage. With your help, we can safeguard the skills needed to unlock the stories of our objects and make sure that they can be made accessible for learning and leisure for generations to come.
There are three main types of gifts that you can leave to Icon.
We promise that every donation we receive will be treated responsibly. Your gift will help us to deliver our charitable purpose through the following activities:
- Strengthening our advocacy work to raise the profile of conservation among Government bodies and public institutions
- Raising awareness of the value of conservation and the role conservators play in protecting both private collections and national treasures
- Setting up and sponsoring conservation internships and apprenticeships
- Supporting the activities of our special interest groups and networks
- Supporting emerging professionals on their journey towards professional accreditation and recognition
Unrestricted donations allow us to focus our funds where they are most needed and ensure that our vital advocacy work can continue.
We are happy to receive restricted donations as well, so if you would like to leave a gift for a specific activity please contact us to discuss your ideas.
You don’t need to tell us about your intentions, but if you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please contact Fundraising Officer Yulia Gladshteyn.
Icon is not able to advise on the legal wording you can use in your will. However, Remember a Charity is a free online resource that provides guidance on leaving a legacy.
You can also find out more information on how to write a will and find a solicitor directory here.
You don’t need to tell us, but it would help us to be aware and will allow us to support you and answer any questions.
Yes, you can specify a cause or a project in your will. We would ask you to contact us beforehand to make sure that we can fulfill your wishes.
Icon’s details are:
Charity Reg. No 1108380
Company Registration 05201058
Header Photo: Maria Yanez-Lopez/ Museum of London