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Our activities aim to build the network and help our members to grow and progress in their careers. Our current areas of focus include:


Icon Emerging Professionals Network Meet-Up Series

The Icon Emerging Professionals Network (EPN) is excited to announce a new series of informal events to help early career conservators meet one another and gain advice on soft skills and professional development. Each Meet-Up will be hosted by Icon EPN team members in UK cities, but we also encourage anyone to host their own Satellite Meet-Up in their hometowns! We want to get as many emerging professionals as possible together, so we can share our ideas, concerns and current work.

Icon EPN Meet-Up Series 3: Interviews

Tate Britain, London

2-6pm, Thursday 27th February 2020

The Icon Emerging Professionals Network are excited to announce details for our next event in our Meet-Ups series. This will focus on writing job applications and interview techniques. We will be teaming up with conservators from the Parliamentary archive and Tate to host an afternoon of informal talks and discussions around the topic, as well as tours of Tate's conservation studio.

This will be an informal opportunity to discuss applying for jobs, and how best to showcase yourself in a job interview. The events are open to all at a small cost to cover refreshments. Places are limited so booking is advised.

Please follow the link to our Eventbrite page below to book your place. We look forward to seeing you there!,6OSF0,8XA6WA,QOHT0,1

Can't come to our London event? Then look out for details for our Cardiff event which will be happening later this year - date to be announced soon.

And remember, if you’re interested in hosting your own event please get in touch at, or via our Facebook page. We want to see as many Satellite Meet-Ups as possible springing up over the UK!


Complete our Survey - we want to hear from you!

Back in June we presented at this years Icon Conference: New Perspectives: Contemporary Conservation Thinking and Practice. Through our talk we highlighted some of the problems emerging professionals face, as well as looking at what opportunities are open to those starting their career in conservation. Much of what we discussed came from feedback given through our online survey and those of you we have spoken to, alongside our own experiences. We are always looking for feedback so if you haven't already, please complete our survey or get in touch! You can access the link below:


Useful Resources

We have put together some documents that aim to help emerging professionals with career development. As we grow as a network, we aim to add to our shared resources so please keep checking back here for any updates. And if there is anything that you think we can add to our resources, please let us know!