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Conservation is the preservation, protection, care and restoration of our cultural heritage

Conservation of our cultural heritage contributes to education, to the advancement of knowledge, to tourism and to the economy. It ensures that our shared heritage is cared for and protected for the benefit, use and enjoyment of the public today and for generations to come.

What is cultural heritage? 

Icon defines ‘cultural heritage’ as objects or collections, as well as internal and external features of a building, but not the building itself. This can vary from family photographs to rare books to fine tapestries and the interiors of historic houses. We believe conserving our cultural heritage contributes to the enrichment of society.

Photo: Icon intern c. Matt Wreford

Conservation Standards and Ethical Guidance

Conservation Standards and Ethical Guidance

Shaping the practice of professional conservators

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Caring for objects and collections

Caring for objects and collections

Care for your artefacts, archives and heirlooms with advice from our conservation experts

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Find a conservator

Find a conservator

The most reliable way to identify and contact conservators you can trust

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Business Support Hub

Business Support Hub

Links to advice and guidance for those working in private practice

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Conservation: Together at Home

Conservation: Together at Home

During lockdown the Icon Book & Paper Group Committee curated a series of live streamed talks as a way to support the community of conservators and conservation students

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Resource library search

Resource library search

Use the resource library search function to look for information by content type, topic or year of publication

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