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Profiling the Profession Deadline January 17th

The Profiling the Profession survey deadline is this Sunday, January 17th. This is a very important survey covering topics from health and safety to income sources. FAME is a partner in this project, as the data for our State of the Archaeological Market and Health & Safety in Archaeology reports are being collected through this […]

FAME Supports Seeing Red

FAME, the trade association for archaeology in the UK and Ireland, has teamed up with the Seeing Red project to provide all FAME member organisations with period packs – the size small first aid kits and just as important. These kits contain essential supplies to deal with menstruation for archaeologists out in the field or […]

Scotland Consultation: Proposed changes to depositing archaeological assemblages in Scotland

Scottish Government has opened two consultations on, Proposed changes to depositing archaeological assemblages in Scotland Consultation 1 – Implementing a museum processing fee for archaeological assemblages in Scotland – http://archaeologystrategy.scot/2020/12/14/before-the-museum-project-consultations-on-draft-guidance-and-museums-processing-fee/2020-feasibility-report-on-implementing-a-museum-processing-fee-for-archaeology-in-scotland-final/ Please use https://bit.ly/3mfzPUg for submitting your response. The deadline for responses is the 8th February 2021. This report is a feasibility study only at this […]

Historic England Kickstart Gateway looking for partners

What is Historic England doing? Historic England is looking to become a Kickstart Gateway organisation for the heritage sector. They have already been talking to a number of partner organisations and are developing what a programme might look like. They anticipate using a model of working with both individual employers and strategic partners, such as […]

FAME has not contributed to SAL’s Manifesto

In August of 2019, FAME commented on a draft of a discussion paper for The Archaeology Forum. Yesterday, some parts of this discussion paper was published in the Society of Antiquaries of London’s manifesto on the ‘Future of Archaeology’. This included wording that could be read as FAME having had input into the manifesto. That […]

FAME and Profiling the Profession

Dear members, Profiling the Profession is an ongoing project that has been collecting, analysing and reporting on employment in all parts of UK archaeology. Having first collected data in 1998, data are now being collected for 2020. This year, data are being collected differently from before. Employers are only being asked about their organisation – […]

PPG 16 at 30

The final version of PPG 16 was published 30 years ago today. Planning Policy Guidance 16: Archaeology and Planning transformed archaeological practice. Only 24 pages long, and at first glance a rather technical note on the implementation of the town and country planning system, its consequences for professional archaeology were revolutionary. PPG 16 obliged developers to […]

Archaeology and pipeline safety

We have a new webinar to announce – Archaeology and pipeline safety There have been a number of incidents around the world involving archaeology works taking place without contact being made with the pipeline operators prior to works beginning. To proactively promote pipeline safety and avoid such instances in the UK we have invited the […]

Duty of Care When Providing Services

The recording of one of our webinars – Duty of Care When Providing Services – is now available. A little about the subject: A webinar considering the important distinction between the ‘duty of care’ required in providing (a) services or (b) goods.  Goods fall under a ‘fit for purpose’ requirement of the Sale of Goods […]

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