Are you thinking of joining the Conservation Register?

Last year...

Clients carried out over 22,000 searches;

Icon distributed over 20,000 fliers to owners and collectors;

The Conservation Register was promoted at art and antiques fairs, museum conferences, to Diocesan Advisory Councils, and to historic houses;

The Register was widely referenced by magazines as a source of advice including, the National Trust members' magazine, Good Housekeeping, the Sunday Times Homes Supplement, Ecclesiastical & Heritage magazine, and Museums & Heritage magazine;

Collections Link (the new national advisory services for collections management) and Icon integrated the Conservation Register into their websites.

Practices included in the Conservation Register benefit from:

Referrals from organisations including the National Trust, the V&A museum, the Council for the Care of Churches;

An individual entry providing full contact details and including automatic links to a website and email address; Inclusion in all UK and Ireland searches for your discipline;

An opportunity to showcase examples of work to potential clients;

Provision of information on the accreditation and skills of you and your staff;

Login access for feedback on how often your own entry is viewed.

Practices in which the lead member is an accredited conservator-restorer (ACR) of Icon, or ARA, or BHI, accredited through PACR (Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers) are eligible for a 15% discount with Heath Lambert insurance brokers.

To apply to join the Conservation Register please download and complete the application form below and return it by email to the Institute of Conservation with the supporting information requested.

Conservation Register application form (in MSWord format)

Please see the requirements for inclusion in the Conservation Register here



Conservation Register
c/o Icon, The Institute of Conservation
Radisson Court
Unit 2, 219 Long Lane
London SE1 4PR

Please note that it is a requirement that the lead member of a practice seeking to join the Conservation Register be an accredited (or fellow or full or specialist) member of one of the professional bodies recognised by the Conservation Register Advisory Board (see Criteria).

The Conservation Register recognises accredited status from several different awarding bodies. Please access the links below for further information on how a conservator-restorer can apply for appropriate professional membership and become eligible for the Conservation Register:

Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers (PACR)

British Antique Furniture Restorer's Association (BAFRA)

British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers (BAPCR)

Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works in Ireland (ICHAWI)

TThere is an annual fee for inclusion in the Conservation Register. Please contact us for more information.