05 May 2021

A New Look: Icon’s YouTube Channel

The official Icon YouTube channel has been redesigned into a one-stop-shop for all Icon video content.

It is now the home of videos produced by everyone in the Icon family. Each Icon Group will have its own playlist, and with all Group content under the main channel, Groups will get increased visibility and exposure to wider and potentially new audiences.


Here are 5 reasons to subscribe to Icon’s YouTube channel:

1. It’s a one-stop-shop for all Icon video content

You will find a range of conservation-related content on Icon’s channel: from projects like the conservation of The Last Judgement Painting in The Church of St Thomas and the preservation of the musical automaton elephant at Waddesdon Manor, to past webinars and lectures; from animated videos on Icon’s Accreditation to career advice for freelancers and emerging professionals.

2. You can explore Icon’s Groups and Networks

Icon’s special interest Groups and Networks provide vibrant forums where conservators can discuss, network and develop. If you’re interested in a Group or Network, make sure to visit their playlist on Icon's YouTube Channel - you can even catch up with past webinars and AGMs. And while you’re there, don’t forget to check out the other Groups and Networks - you might learn something new!

3. You can visit Virtual Open Studios

Last summer, Icon Accredited Conservator Restorers (ACRs) across the country opened the virtual doors to their studios to showcase their work to the public. All are available to watch on YouTube, so take a look inside a conservation studio.

4. You can browse through the 'Conservation: Together at Home' series

In 2020,  the Icon Book & Paper Group Committee curated a very popular series of live streamed talks as a way to support the community of conservators and anyone interested in conservation during lockdown. From textiles to plastics through to conservation apps, there’s something for everyone. 

5. Keep Creative and Organised

If you’re looking for short clips to watch on a break, you can find fun videos such as “Keeping the Creative Spark Alive” - how one conservator stayed creative during lockdown, or “Organised emails = an organised life!” - with tips on managing an overflowing inbox.


We hope Icon’s improved YouTube channel will serve as a useful video content library for the community, and inspire people from all backgrounds to value and engage with heritage, conservation and conservators.

If you want have your content uploaded to Icon’s YouTube channel, see the instructions at the bottom of the page here.

And lastly - don't forget to Subscribe to Icon’s YouTube channel!