The BBC’s Repair Shop show has captured the nation’s imagination, renewing interest in some of the historic items which can be found in homes across the country. But in Icon's new series of articles - The REAL Repair Shop - we’re shining a light on the heritage heroes who work diligently and expertly to conserve and protect these treasures.
From hazardous materials to dealing with living artists, Icon Contemporary Art Network member Alice Watkins (Assistant Sculpture Conservator, Tate) discusses the unique considerations of caring for contemporary art.
The Icon Emerging Professionals Network is pleased to be able to feature another fantastic conservation project, this time carried out by conservator Imran Ali Buth who works at the Manuscript Conservation Centre, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Kashmir.
Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, the Icon Emerging Professionals Network (EPN) have been looking to share and celebrate the great work carried out by the conservation community and are looking to feature projects that people have done at work, at university or at home.
In November 2019, after recently graduating from Northumbria University, with a masters in the Conservation of Fine Art on Paper, Lindsay McPherson commenced a twelve-month Icon internship, funded by the Clare Hampson Fund, at The British Museum’s Western Art on Paper studio.