FAME is the distinctive voice of archaeological employers and managers, and the only organisation solely devoted to representing their interests within the profession and the business world.
Archaeological archives are frequently being held in temporary storage because too few museums or local authority stores have space, curators or requirement to accept them. FAME are working with our partners across the heritage sector to help solve the problem.
FAME sees leadership on matters of Health and Safety as a key part of its role. We are here to help our members improve their management of safety and minimise harm to their employees
As the representative of commercially-funded operators, FAME seeks to influence change within the management of the historic environment, through appropriate consultation with other sectors of the profession.
Latest News from FAME
February 13th, 2020
In 2008, the Minerals and Historic Environment Forum (MHEF) and Historic England produced a Practice Guide ‘Minerals Extraction and Archaeology: A Practice Guide’ to help those working in the mineral extraction sector. This as now been updated and is now the Mineral Extraction and Archaeology: Advice Note. It is written for use by all those […]
December 4th, 2019
The Heritage Alliance has done an analysis of the UK political party manifestos for the 2019 election in relation to heritage. You can see the results here: 2019 political manifesto analysis Some highlights: Funding for research to replace EU funding would be allocated by Conservatives and the Brexit Party. Conservatives also support the EU Horizon […]
November 20th, 2019
The Heritage Alliance has written to all MPs and key decision-makers with their new 2019 Heritage Manifesto, produced in advance of the election on the 12th December. You can find the manifesto here – https://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Manifesto-2019.pdf It draws on the messages received from members, FAME being one of those members, and particularly the work of the […]
November 15th, 2019
FAME, CIfA and CBA all respond to a consultation on what should be included in the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) and were pleased when archaeology jobs were recommended for inclusion. However, when the SOL was updated in October archaeology jobs were not included. Our organisations planned to write to the Home Office regarding this. However, […]
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