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
December 17th, 2018
The Government has released a policy paper on what would happen to citizens’ rights in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, both for EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU. Given that what will happen is still unknown, even the timeline for deciding that, all archaeology […]
November 21st, 2018
The UK workplace is coming to terms with issues around equality and diversity. It is clear that the archaeology profession and business also needs to address these challenges. Most of FAME’s members already have policies to address many of these issues. Most senior managers are fully supportive. But we call on our members to redouble […]
November 7th, 2018
The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, the professional body for UK archaeologists, has put out a call for their annual conference: Hosted at the Royal Armouries Museum, our 2019 annual conference event will be packed with sessions, training and networking opportunities. Our usual three-day conference programme includes papers, seminars and activities that aim to provide a […]
October 31st, 2018
Once again some clients have been putting pressure on archaeologists to act in the role of Principal Contractor. The HSE provided guidance on this back in 2015, and FAME have again sought their advice. This confirms that the PC role is not required where archaeological works are undertaken separately from construction, and where they are […]
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Recently FAME have begun to trial a relationship with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists that sees us respond jointly to some of the calls for consultation that come from Westminster.
- 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