Caring for objects and collections

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

Explore our resources to help care for the items that are important to you.

From the Magna Carta to your grandmother’s jewellery to your favourite book - we aim to preserve the items that matter most and to advance public understanding of conservation.

Discover resources from downloadable guides on caring for your heirlooms to advice and top tips on hiring and working with professional conservators. 


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Find a conservator


Caring for your treasures

Care for your possessions with Icon’s conservation guides


About conservation

Conservation helps us understand ourselves and our future by preserving our past


Selecting a conservator

What to expect when working with a professionally qualified conservator


Events in historic sites

Conservators can help you minimise the risk of events to your historic site


Filming in historic houses

Conservators can support you throughout filming at your historic site