What is cultural heritage?
Cultural heritage can be an object or collection, as well as features of a building. It can vary from art, picture frames, family photographs to rare books to fine tapestries and the interiors of historic houses. I believe and support the conserving of our cultural heritage that contributes to the enrichment of our society. I’ve listed some resources that are useful for people interested in conservation sector. There are also some downloadable PDFs fact sheets.
Institute of Conservation (ICON)
‘Icon brings together people with a passion for the care of cultural heritage. We champion excellence and promote the value of caring for heritage’.
Icon’s vision is for cultural heritage to be valued and accessible and for its future to be enhanced and safeguarded by excellence in conservation.
Icon raises awareness of the cultural, social and economic value of caring for heritage and champions high standards of conservation
They represent nearly 2,500 individuals and organisations. Icon’s membership incorporates not only professional conservators and conservation scientists, but also volunteers, heritage professionals and many others who share a commitment to improving understanding of and access to our cultural heritage.
Martin Edwards MA has been a member of ICON since 2009 and promotes their standards and ethics in his work.
Fine Art Guild
Since 1910 the Fine Art Trade Guild has been the trade association for the art and framing industry. The statement “encouraging and promoting the best in art and framing” is at the heart of what they do. Martin is a Guild Commended Framer (GCF) and promotes their ethics standards and values in his work as frame conservator and gilder.
Care of picture frames & gilded objects
Making Rabbit Skin Glue (RSG)
Making and Applying Gesso
What is a print collecting guide
Print Fact Sheet