How to go Paper free for Icon News and Journals

Did you know that as part of our ongoing drive to reduce our environmental footprint, you can opt-out of print editions of Iconnect Magazine? Each issue is dispatched in print form to Icon members, but members also have access to the latest and all previous editions via the ‘Resources’ area of the Icon website. To opt-out of print editions, simply log-in to the Icon website ( and amend your preferences via the ‘Contact Preferences’ tab under the ‘Edit Profile’ section of your ‘My Account’ area.


Webinars, Podcasts and Books 

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AIC Conversation with Change Makers - Strategies for Reducing the Energy Consumption of Buildings

February Conversation with Nancie Ravenel (Shelburne Museum) and Patty Silence (Colonial Williamsburg)


March Conversation with Rob Pearce (Amgueddfa Cymru/Museum Wales)


Sustainability Curricula for Cultural Heritage Conservation

Presentation slides - Preliminary research into Education for Sustainability in Cultural Heritage Conservation.pdf


‘Passive is Sustainable’ presentation by Chris Woods (PowerPoint Slides)


‘Sustainable Museum Lighting’ Q&A with Dr. David Saunders


‘Heritage Management for Climate Action’ presentation by Henrie McGhie from Curating Tomorrow


AIC and ICON joint webinar on COP26

To view this event, you need to register with AIC (which is free). You do not need full membership.

Books Books

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Free download and hardcopy book packed with tips on how to reduce your own and your studio’s impact on the climate and environment by the Chair of Icon's Environmental Sustainability Network Lorraine Finch ACR. 




  • The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice, Sarah Brophy and Elizabeth Wylie
  • Sustainable Museums: Strategies for the 21st Century, Rachel Madan
  • The Sustainable Museum: How Museums Contribute to the Great Transformation, Christopher J. Garthe



Energy Energy

  • ‘Sustainable Museum Lighting’ Q&A with Dr. David Saunders


Money Money



 Organisations Organisations



  • Ki Culture
    Free books on Energy Saving,  Waste and Materials, Social Sustainability as well as providing a Sustainability Consultation Service to Museums and Heritage


  • LFCP  
    Sustainability Books, Tips, Tricks and Consultancy/Training service from Icon's own  Environmental Sustainability Network’s Chair Lorraine Finch


  • Julie’s Bicycle
    Consultancy, training and green Certification Programme- a great place to start if you are looking for help to Green your workplace


  • Fit for the Future
    A Sustainability Network founded by the National Trust for Arts and Heritage organisations (and beyond) to share knowledge and best practice - they have excellent free talks and seminars, you just need to sign up for free


  • Curating Tomorrow
    Consultancy and speaker service as well as lots of free resources including how to start climate conversations at your museum and exhibitions on climate change


  • Climate Heritage Network
    Join a worldwide network for Arts, Museums and Heritage Organisations working together to take action against climate change and communicate the climate crisis


  • Museums for Climate Action
    An AHRC funded Research and Exhibition project inspiring radical change in Museums to address the climate crisis including a book, toolkit and further resources


  • Museums for Future 
    Sign up to support the climate strikes and take action in your Museum including 10 actions for conservators


  • Climate For Culture

    Investigates the impact of  climate on cultural heritage, particualrly historic buildings and interiors


  • Culture Declares
    A growing international movement of individuals and cultural organisations declaring a climate and ecological emergency; telling the truth, taking action and seeking justice


  • Climate Coalition 
    Join businesses and organisations from across the UK calling for a Green Recovery



Sustainability and Net Zero Key Resources prepared by the HEF Sustainability & Climate Change Task Group