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Institute of Conservation

The Institute of Conservation (ICON) is the lead voice for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK. As a charity, ICON is committed to public benefit through promoting public understanding of and access to all the diverse elements of cultural heritage. Its membership embraces the wider conservation community, incorporating not only professional conservators in all disciplines, but all others who share a commitment to improving understanding of, and access to, our cultural heritage. ICON was created in 2005 by the merging of the following organisations: the Care of Collections Forum, the Institute of Paper Conservation (IPC), the Photographic Materials Conservation Group, the Scottish Society for Conservation and Restoration (SSCR) and the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (UKIC). Convergence was fostered by the National Council for Conservation-Restoration, which has now been disbanded. (extracted from website)

Web Address http://www.icon.org.uk/
Postal Address Icon - The Institute of Conservation
    3rd Floor, Downstream Building
1 London Bridge 

London, UK


Phone +44 (0)20 7785 3807
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ICON publishes two peer reviewed journals: The Conservator and The Paper Conservator.

ICON provides the Conservation Register. It is a database of expertise in conservation and restoration in the UK. To find a conservator go to http://www.conservationregister.com

ICON also operates the Conservation Awards for excellence in conservation projects.