Icon Groups and Networks

Icon’s special interest Groups and Networks support the conservation profession, with programmes of conferences, workshops and other networking events

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Architecture at Icon

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The Icon Archaeology Group has promoted high standards for the care and conservation of archaeological materials since 1976

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Book & Paper

Icon Book & Paper Group unites the book and paper conservation community

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Care of Collections

Icon Care of Collections Group brings together all conservators as well as external professionals such as curators, archivists and architects

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Ceramics & Glass

Formed in 1984, Icon Ceramics & Glass Group is committed to promoting and disseminating information about ceramics, glass and related materials

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Conservation Higher Education Institutions Network

A network for conservation educators, students, professionals and colleagues from related disciplines that may be interested in conservation education or training

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Contemporary Art

Our aim is to create a vibrant forum for the discussion and development of modern and contemporary art conservation

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Documentation Network

Icon Documentation Network is a forum for conservators to discuss how to improve and share our records about condition, treatment and research

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Dynamic Objects

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Emerging Professionals Network

The Icon Emerging Professional Network (EPN) aims to bring together and offer support for students and emerging conservation professionals

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Icon Ethnography Group is dedicated to the conservation of local, national and international ethnographic collections

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Furniture and Woodwork

Icon Furniture and Woodwork Group focuses on the study and conservation of wooden objects, from roof trusses to toys and furniture

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Gilding & Decorative Surfaces

Icon Gilding & Decorative Surfaces Group is a forum for conservators of a wide range of objects, from wood carving to stuccowork

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Heritage Science

Icon Heritage Science Group brings together professionals interested in the scientific endeavour benefiting the conservation, management and interpretation of cultural heritage

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Historic Interiors

Icon Historic Interiors Group focuses on project-based conservation, bringing together a wide variety of conservators and specialists

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Icon Metals Group has a specialist interest in the conservation and restoration of metal objects from artworks to machinery

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Modern Materials Group

Icon's Modern Materials Group brings together specialists interested in the conservation and preservation of modern materials and digital content

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Icon Paintings Group is focused on the conservation and restoration of paintings, from old masters to contemporary art

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Pest Odyssey IPM Network

The Icon Pest Odyssey IPM Network is a multi-disciplinary group which advocates for IPM within cultural heritage institutions

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Photographic Materials

Icon Photographic Materials Group brings together specialists working in the conservation and preservation of all photographic materials

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Private Practice

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Icon Scotland is the only national Group, representing conservators, conservation scientists and preservation specialists working in Scotland

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Stained Glass

Icon Stained Glass Group is dedicated to the study and conservation of stained glass

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Stone & Wall Paintings

Icon Stone and Wall Paintings Group is a forum for professionals interested in architectural conservation, in particular stone and wall paintings

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Sustainability Network

A cross-disciplinary network to encourage the take up of positive environmental practices in cultural heritage

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Icon Textiles Group represents professionals interested in all aspects of textile conservation and preservation

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