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Icon, The Institute of Conservation: the lead voice in the UK for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage: collections & buildings.
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Icon Sep 21
Over the years, over 180 emerging conservators have kick started their career through an Icon Internship. Will you be the 181st? Check out our three new exciting opportunities at:
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Icon Sep 19
We are delighted to announce that Tru Vue have generously agreed to continue to provide funding to support mid-career conservation professionals in their continuing professional development. To apply, please visit:
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Icon Sep 18
September is the month of new beginnings! With lots of new conservation jobs on offer, this might just be the time for your next big adventure. Check our listings at:
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Icon Sep 17
Victoria Haddock is a paper conservator, working for the V&A as part of the Blythe House decant. Earlier in 2019 she attended the 'Conservation of Tracing Paper' course at the National Archives, led by Hildegard Homburger. Read about her experience at:
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Icon Sep 16
"What most would consider ‘amateur’ art, conservators often find the most interesting - not least because they provide a fun challenge in identifying and figuring out how to conserve them."
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Icon Sep 15
There are a huge range of different types of work placements which are advertised all the time. However, what is really the difference between work experience, an internship or an apprenticeship? There are few commonly applied definitions in place:
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Icon Sep 14
Don't forget! Today is the last day to apply to the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees at Icon. Your dedication and passion for Conservation could make all the difference to our future. Apply now at:
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Icon Sep 2
"The genuine involvement of so many enthusiastic and deeply committed people...is one of the truly rewarding pleasures of heading up Icon." This is what Siobhan Stevenson ACR had to say about her time as Icon Chair. Could you be the next?
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Icon Aug 30
Time is running out to apply to be a Chair or Trustee on the Icon Board! If you need some motivation, why not read the personal experiences of Jenny Williamson as Trustee and Siobhan Stevenson as Chair? You can also apply at:
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Icon Aug 29
With summer coming to a close, it's a perfect time to look for your next adventure in conservation! Check out our Icon Jobs listing to find your perfect role:
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Icon Aug 28
Do you run your own conservation practice? Do you own a website? This article from Lucy Branch ACR is a must read for you, as she explains how Google wiped out her business site overnight and how she got it back:
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Icon Aug 27
A great one from Icon member Lucy Angus ACR!
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Icon Aug 27
Just a few days left to book your place on this weekend's Marbling Course. Two places left - so don't miss out!!
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Icon Aug 27
Michael Rieveley writes a perfectly detailed account of his work on the striking mosaic from the Church of the Resurrection of Our Saviour, Morfa Nefyn. Read it now at:
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Aly Singh Aug 23
Thank you for my prize draw of an Instax camera! It seemed fitting that my first photo was of my dissertation knitting project. 🥰🧶📸
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Caroline Peach Aug 27
Great opportunity here to become the next Chair of Board of Trustees. Period will involve development of next strategic plan. Been an honour to be on this Board for last 6 years and v rewarding role. Find out more here and apply by 15 Sept
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Icon Aug 26
We're thrilled to announce that the Clare Hampson Fund has been able to support two Icon Internships, providing essential support for emerging professionals to gain valuable experience and kick start their careers in conservation. Read more and apply at:
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Icon Aug 24
"The genuine involvement of so many enthusiastic and deeply committed people...is one of the truly rewarding pleasures of heading up Icon," read Icon Chair Siobhan Stevenson ACR's farewell letter as she departs from the role:
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Icon Aug 23
In July 2019, the Icon Board of Trustees agreed an International Addendum to Icon’s Strategy 2017-2021. The Addendum responds to the opportunities presented by international engagement in supporting Icon’s vision for cultural heritage. Find out more:
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Emily O'Reilly Aug 17
Excellent article on the importance of your website. CPD for accreditation doesn't just have to be about conservation - when you are freelance you have to be marketing guru, finance director etc - all just as vital as being a conservator!
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