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Conservation conversations - stay in the loop through the Icon newsletter

We're thrilled to have launched our newsletter - Conservation Conversations. 

The Icon newsletter aims to inform and inspire by sharing the latest from the world of conservation. Each month we'll bring readers conservation stories and projects, handy hints and tips, events, news and much more! 

Our inaugural edition ‘Spread news, not germs’ focused on health and hygiene. Because let’s face it - it’s been on our minds lately and conservation is caring for the health and wellbeing of the objects we value most. From book spine health to vermin playgrounds in museums we brought readers the dirt. A regular feature will be our conservation project of the month, which will highlight some of the most fascinating projects of Icon members. The August edition spotlighted Ian Watson ACR’s work on two remarkable books from the Westminster Cathedral Archives. 

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