Icon's magazine

Our magazine focuses on the people behind the projects, covering all aspects of cultural heritage conservation. It includes interviews, feature stories, regular columns, updates from our Groups and Networks, and much, much more

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Only Icon members get access to Iconnect, our members' magazine jam-packed with the most exciting stories, interviews and news from the world of conservation. You can access the first issue of Iconnect below as a pdf for free.
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Our previous magazine was Icon News - you can access all back issues below.

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Our quarterly magazine reaches the foremost professionals in the conservation sector

Each issue reaches more than 2,300 conservation sector professionals, academics and students, material and equipment suppliers, culture vultures and conservation fans across the broader public, and allied professionals.

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Submitting copy to Iconnect magazine

Iconnect magazine is published quarterly and covers the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage in the UK and abroad. Each issue contains in-depth features alongside popular regulars such as news, updates from Icon’s specialist Groups and Networks, business advice, career spotlights, interviews, public affairs and policy, and much more.   

What can be submitted?  

We welcome suggestions but typical submissions include:  

  • Articles on recent initiatives, special treatments or interesting projects 
  • News/updates from Icon’s Groups and Networks 
  • Information about upcoming awards, funding and internships  
  • Member success stories – awards, media coverage or other forms of recognition.  

Important: In advance of writing and submitting a news item or article, please email the editor, Karen Young ([email protected]), giving a brief overview of what you would like to contribute. Please note that unsolicited news items or articles may not be published in the magazine.   


Top tips  

  • Read previous copies of Iconnect magazine, to get a feel for the kind of article you would like to contribute.  
  • Think about the readership - not all Icon readers are practicing conservators. Those who are cover a wide range of specialisms. Make the article as accessible as possible and do not recycle a dissertation or project/treatment report because it will read like one.  
  • Keep it concise – keep to the point and make every word count.  
  • High-quality images really help to make a news item or article stand out and grab the reader’s attention (please see more guidance below under ‘images’).  
  • Footnotes, references or bibliographies should be avoided or kept to an absolute minimum – Iconnect magazine is not an academic journal.  
  • If in doubt, shout – run your idea past Iconnect magazine’s editor, Karen, before you start working on a contribution.   

Word count  

News items, including Icon Group/Network news and Improv: 200-300 words  

Features: 400-500 words per page (page count to be agreed with the editor in advance) 

2023 Deadlines  

  • Issue 6 (April/Spring 2024) – 1 February 2024
  • Issue 7 (July/Summer 2024) – 3 May 2024
  • Issue 8 (October/Autumn 2024) – 25 July 2024
  • Issue 9 (January/Winter 2024/25) – 8 October 2024

Please note the above deadlines are for guidance only and submitting a news item or article by a deadline does not guarantee inclusion in that issue. Deadlines may be adjusted for specific types of contributions or under special circumstances. Please contact the editor for more information and guidance. 


Please send images as separate email attachments. If you are supplying more than two images, please send via WeTransfer or similar. JPEGs or TIFFs are the preferred format and all images for print should be high-resolution (preferably 1MB+). It is important that you have obtained any relevant permissions, licences and/or picture credits for images supplied.