Conservation Skills Strategy 2023

Our new skills strategy will support the delivery of our strategic priorities to maintain high standards in conservation practice and develop conservation as an inclusive and rewarding career

13 Apr 2023

Ensuring that the skills to effectively care for objects, collections and built heritage exist within the conservation workforce is a key priority for Icon. This relies on a fine balance between the number of individuals undertaking training, the skills they are being taught, and the need to respond to demand from employers, clients and commissioners of conservation services.

Our skills strategy builds on Icon’s 2022 Labour Market Intelligence research and has been developed alongside consultation with Icon members and key stakeholders across the heritage sector.