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Professional Development is a key way to improve your practice and achieve your goals
Learn the difference with real life examples!
'A stitch in time saves nine'
The key players we engage with and seek to influence
Conservation can help to inform environmental action by building understanding of materials and change and promoting principles of sustainability
Conservation contributes to cultural diplomacy and soft power through the sector’s
international reputation and its support of world-leading industries
Conservation supports healthier and longer lives and contributes to the wellbeing of
communities by facilitating meaningful engagement with our cultural heritage
Conservation is a source of economic prosperity and growth, contributing to business,
industry and employment
Conservation preserves cultural heritage, facilitating public access and enjoyment and
enabling cultural heritage to maximise its economic and social value
Conservation doesn't just restore cultural heritage - it safeguards our nation's recovery. Cultural heritage is a national asset. It is vital to the economy, generating a total GVA of £31 billion and supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Conservation is a highly skilled and cross-disciplinary practice that links the arts,
humanities, social science, science and technology.
How to tell people about Icon and conservation and why it matters