Modern Materials Network

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

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About us

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

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Network Steering Group

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Challenges of the Modern Object

No material is too modern! 

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My Museum of Plastics

A series of investigations into the materials in our homes

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Network members' area

Upcoming meetings and committee documents - access for network members only

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Conserving modern materials

A collection of website resources

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Upcoming events

1 – 3 July 2022

NHIG: NHIG Working Party 2022

Our inaugural Working Party on the site of Nettleham Hall
Nettleham Hall, Nettleham, Lincoln, LN2 2ND UK
12 July 2022

Bainbridge Conservation: Professional use of dichloromethane-based stripper

Training and certification for purchase and use.
CLC Connected Learning Centre, Rectory Grove, London, SW4 0EL
12 July 2022

BAPCR: A newly discovered harpsichord lid by Frans II Francken

Transforming a painting into an instrument: A newly discovered harpsichord lid by Frans II Francken.
Online - Zoom
14 July 2022

Historic Interiors: Exploring Painted Decoration on The Chinese House and in Stowe School

A day at Stowe with conservators and property staff discussing recent conservation work.
The New Inn, Stowe, Buckinghamshire BK18 5EQ In-person