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Coronavirus Icon Policy Activity

Icon is working hard to lobby for support for conservators with Government and decision makers. 

Our lobbying efforts have already been effective. We have provided briefings to Government via the Heritage Alliance; these submissions have helped to shape policy and sector support measures. Having access to this direct channel of communication places us in a good position to continue to raise concerns and propose solutions. We are confident that we can use this channel to secure future support for the cultural heritage community and the collections in our care.

Recent policy activity:

Lockdown policy activity:

In April 2020, Icon undertook a survey asking conservators to share how they had been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic to help inform our lobbying work. You can read the results of the survey here.

We continue to collaborate closely with The Heritage Alliance, AIM, the Collections Trust and other sector bodies to coordinate our efforts and to offer guidance to cultural heritage organisations at this challenging time. We are also still seeking evidence, case studies and feedback from our members to ensure that we understand the key issues and challenges for the profession. If you have personal experiences or case studies of how the pandemic is affecting you, please share them with us so we can increase our evidence base: feedback@icon.org.uk 

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