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What is Icon Documentation Network?

We are members of Icon who are interested in conservation documentation as a separate conservation sub-domain. We believe that documentation is an integral part of conservation work and should not be seen separately. We also believe that the advent of technology requires a more focused approach to the development of tools and methodologies for documentation.

We organize regular meetings, twice a year (including online participants). In March 2017 it was decided to run future meetings with a rolling Chair and Secretary, currently Jenny Marchant and Sarah Jarron respectively. These will be reviewed at the 10th meeting in Spring 2018.

Our current areas of focus are:

  • Developing guidelines and examples of best practice for documentation
  • Developing a forum for sharing best practices
  • Assessing and improving teaching around conservation
  • Strengthening links with key stakeholders in conservation documentation
  • The Documentation Network's contribution to Icon Conference 2019

Our scope was discussed during the first meeting in November 2013. For more information, including a list of current participants, please refer to the meeting minutes.

To learn more, read our blog post Why conservators need good documentation. To get involved, please contact Athanasios Velios.

Group Representatives

Each special interest group can designate a member to represent their group within the Documentation Network.

  • Book & Paper: Francesca Whymark
  • Paintings: Helen Dowding
  • Photographic Materials: Lorraine Finch
  • Scotland: Simona Cenci
  • Stained Glass: Sarah Jarron