Environmental Sustainability Network

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

We want this to be a practical Network providing you with solutions, case studies on good environmental practice, crowdsourcing of ideas to solve those knotty environmental questions, 'how to' advice, and a way to share and recycle materials and equipment. 

Join the Network and tell us what you want the Icon Environmental Sustainability Network to do. Follow us on Twitter @icon_esn, Instagram, or contact us via email.

About us

About us

Help us encourage the take up of positive environmental practices in the conservation profession

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Network Steering Group

Network Steering Group

The Network has been set up by a small team of enthusiastic members. Come and meet us!

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Network members' area

Network members' area

Upcoming meetings and committee documents - access for networks members only

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Sustainable Museum Lighting Q&A

Sustainable Museum Lighting Q&A

How current and new lighting and control technologies and practices can be assessed in relation to a number of different measures of sustainability

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ESN Twitter Conference

ESN Twitter Conference

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Events programme

Events programme

A summary of the varied programme of events for the year ahead

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Sustainability resources

 

Upcoming events

22 April 2021

Environmental Sustainability Network: Green Solvents Webinar with Mariana Escamilla Martinez

What exactly are green solvents? How are they used in conservation? Tune in to find out and ask Mariana Escamilla Martinez any other questions …
Webinar
13 April 2021

Icon Communications Task & Finish Group Roundtable

An online discussion to receive feedback from members in regards to current Board communication
Workshop
14 April 2021

The Furniture History Society: Into the Workshop - Furniture Restoration/Conservation

This seminar will examine general training, the type of works undertaken and the ethics of furniture conservation
Online
15 April 2021

Conservation: Out in the Open - The Challenges of Displaying & Conserving Textiles on Open Display - DAY 1

The Icon Textiles & Historic Interiors Group are pleased to present their joint online Spring Forum 2021
Online Conference
16 April 2021

Conservation: Out in the Open - The Challenges of Displaying & Conserving Textiles on Open Display - DAY 2

The Icon Textiles & Historic Interiors Group are pleased to present their joint online Spring Forum 2021
Online Conference