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
May 13th, 2019
The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers is very pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Dr Kenneth Aitchison, who takes up the post from the beginning of May 2019. Kenneth is a founder and director of Landward Research Ltd and has been actively involved in high level engagement with UK and European […]
May 2nd, 2019
FAME is happy to announce a new organisation has joined our membership – MSDS Marine. MSDS Marine are a Marine and Coastal Contractor specialising in the management, execution and support of archaeological projects in the marine environment. They have a wide range of experience and expertise within the industry from the project management of large […]
April 22nd, 2019
The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) welcomes the intention to set up an Institute of Detectorists. We support the principle of a regulatory body to educate and influence the behaviour of metal-detector users and requiring adherence to the Code of Practice and archaeological principles. The introduction of a registration system for metal detector […]
April 18th, 2019
We acknowledge that the problems of bullying, harassment and discrimination which exist in society are also present in our profession and that addressing them requires a change of culture. We recognise that, as well as causing significant harm to individuals, failure to address these issues leads to the loss of talented professionals from the sector […]
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- Represent the views of archaeological managers and employers within the profession and beyond
- Provide advice, support and information to our members
- Promote safe and healthy working practices within the profession