The Icon Conservation Awards 2015 launched
The Icon Conservation Awards celebrate the highest standards of conservation skills, innovation, research and collections care within the UK arts and heritage sector.
The awards programme celebrates the work of over 4,000 professional conservators and excellence from across the heritage sector from a community of students, volunteers and special interest groups, all passionate about the restoration and conservation of movable heritage.
The 2015 Awards Programme invites projects to apply that help showcase the remarkable achievements of the diverse people behind the projects, and the passion for long-term preservation and conservation of UK heritage.
‘These Awards celebrate excellence in the conservation of our cultural and industrial heritage’, said Alison Richmond, Icon CEO, adding that attention this year will focus on raising the profile of the awards among the wider public. ‘We want to inspire people to apply, and to inspire people to get involved in conservation projects in their own communities.’
The awards are sponsored by Beko plc, and a family of partners including: The Pilgrim Trust, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Anna Plowden Trust. Beko and the IMechE will also be funding two new awards this year that recognise the power of volunteers, and the exchange of knowledge between volunteers and professional conservators.
The deadline for applications is 15 May 2015.
Find out more and how to apply
The awards are now open for applications. All the information you need to know about each of the six Award categories, who can enter and how to make an application, can be found from the Icon Awards website.
If you have any specific questions or queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 3142 6799