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

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

Network Steering Group

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Challenges of the Modern Object

Challenges of the Modern Object

No material is too modern! 

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My Museum of Plastics

My Museum of Plastics

A series of investigations into the materials in our homes

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Network members' area

Network members' area

Upcoming meetings and committee documents - access for network members only

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Conserving modern materials

Conserving modern materials

A collection of website resources

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Upcoming events

19 January 2022

Icon PD: Accreditation Clinic

Understanding the Accreditation process
Online Workshop
27 January 2022

Care of Collections Group & Modern Materials Network: Plastic Surgery workshop

Want to brush up your plastics knowledge? Museum of London are sharing their expertise in this event.
Workshop
20 January 2022

International Academic Projects: Museum Lighting

David Saunders on Aspects of the museum environment: past and future.
Online Seminar
20 January 2022

The people behind Big Ben: The Cumbria Clock Company

Keith Scobie-Youngs ACR discusses the recent conservation of the Great Clock of Westminster.
Online Lecture