Advice on funding and finding a Conservator – Advice Sheet

Are you looking for a conservator to carry out treatments to historic objects and art works?

Finding a Conservator

Start with the Conservation Register

This is a database of Accredited Conservator-Restorers (ACR) managed by Icon (the Institute of Conservation). Accredited conservators have demonstrated they have a high level of skill and experience in their relevant specialism and follow a code of ethics.

Check ICON (Institute of Conservation) for their series of ‘Care of Conservation of…’ leaflets available as pdfs which are a good resource for caring for the different materials in your collections.

Funding conservation work

It is also worth checking out the Heritage Funding Directory: Heritage Funding Directory (

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