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!

 

About us

About us

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

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Our Committee

Our Committee

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

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First Aid for Finds

First Aid for Finds

An essential handbook for the care of finds on site

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Past events

Past events

Summaries of recent events and seminars

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Group members' area

Group members' area

Upcoming meetings and committee documents - access for group members only

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Archaeology Group resources

Coronavirus and working on construction sites

 

Upcoming events

7 December 2021

Historic England: Technical Tuesdays – Terne-Coated Stainless Steel

Terne-Coated Stainless Steel and its use as a replacement material after lead theft from church roofs.
Online
9 December 2021

Book & Paper Group: Repairing Books, Repairing Bodies

Caring for bodily surfaces, living and dead: practices of Medieval surgeons and manuscript-makers.
Webinar
10 – 11 December 2021

NWFed: Covid and Other Disasters - Conservation Matters in the Northwest

Book now for this one-day in-person conference to share experiences, network and enjoy some cake together. #CMNW21
Conference