Icon News (Members' Magazine)

Our members' magazine covers all aspects of the conservation of cultural heritage and includes news, features, updates from our Groups and Networks, practical advice, awards, and opportunities

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Icon News is published every two months and mailed to more than 2,300 Icon members.


A Guide to Writing for Icon News

To contribute news or a feature idea to Icon News please email our editor Lynette Gill.



  1. Read previous copies of Icon News to get a feel for the kind of article you want to write.

  2. Think about the readership - not all Icon readers are practising conservators. Those who are cover a wide range of specialisms. Make the article as accessible as you can, unless you are intending to be technical and aiming for the In Practice slot.

  3. Make it readable - do not recycle a dissertation or project/treatment report because it will read like one.

  4. Keep it concise – keep to the point and make every word count.

  5. Footnotes, references or bibliographies should be avoided, unless it is really novel or original material – Icon News is not an academic journal.

Word Count

News items: 200-300 words


  • one page (one image): 600 words
  • one page (no images): 800 words
  • three pages (with images): 1500-1800 words

In Practice (with images): 600-1500 words


Send images as separate email attachments, not embedded in the text or in the body of an email. JPGs or TIFFs are preferred. Photographs should be as high a resolution as possible.

Advertise in Icon News


Our bi-monthly member magazine Icon News reaches the foremost professionals in the conservation sector

Each issue of Icon News reaches more than 2,000 conservation sector professionals, academics and students, material and equipment suppliers, culture vultures and conservation fans across the broader public, and allied professionals.  In Icon News, you’ll reach the audience you need.

To advertise in Icon News, please get in touch with Jess Lock (Membership Officer).


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Series of 3  

Full page - back cover  



Full page - frontispiece  



Full page - interior  



Half page  



Quarter page  




Loose Inserts

A5 sheet - £800 

A4 sheet - £1000 


Ask about our special discounts for Icon members!  

Deadlines (2022/23 Issues)

99 April 01 Feb
100 June 04 Apr

101 August

01 Jun
102 October 02 Aug
103 December 03 Oct
104 February 2023 30 Nov

Find out more about where else you can advertise with Icon here

To access Icon News please click on the individual issues below to download the PDF to your device.