The Icon Ethical Guidance
The Icon Ethical Guidance is designed to guide the actions of all Icon members, regardless of specialism or area of practice.
The document is also designed to explain to the diverse audience now involved in conservation – including members of the public, private owners, custodians, and other heritage professionals – the concepts which govern actions, as opposed to other types of repair and/or maintenance, and related craft skills.
The Icon Ethical Guidance encapsulates concepts that are common to all actions involved in the care of items, but allow for and encourage different approaches according to individual circumstances. The Icon Ethical Guidance supplements and enlarges upon concepts set out in the Icon Code of Conduct and the Icon Professional Standards, and should be read in conjunction with these documents.