Archaeology

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

The Group was formed in 1976 when conservators working under the umbrella of the former UKIC established a forum for those working with, or with an interest in, the conservation of archaeological artefacts. 

The Group's aims are to:

  • Establish and promote high standards for care and conservation of archaeological materials
  • Support the development of skills and knowledge in the conservation and investigation of archaeological materials
  • Provide a forum for communication within the discipline and related organisations
  • Promote care and conservation of archaeological heritage among the public
  • Represent the interests of the archaeological conservation profession

Follow us on Twitter at @IconArchaeology - the profile is maintained by the Communications Officers and Archaeology Group committee members. 

We always love to hear about your archaeological conservation projects big or small; please tag us and #FindsFriday in your posts and follow us on Twitter to see what everyone else is up to and how exciting our jobs can be!

 

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About us

The Icon Archaeology Group is for all those concerned with archaeological conservation in the UK

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Our Committee

Meet the large team of committee members who run the Icon Archaeology group

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First Aid for Finds

An essential handbook for the care of finds on site

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Past events

Summaries of recent events and seminars

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Group members' area

Upcoming meetings and committee documents - access for group members only

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Archaeology Group resources

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Upcoming events

17 March 2022

Archaeology Group: Conservation of the Galloway Hoard

The richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland
Online Lecture
12 January 2022

Icon PD: Training Officers Meeting

An update with Committee members on all things 'events'.