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FAME Forum 2011: speaker summaries

This year’s FAME Forum will be held in association with the Society of Museum Archaeologists, and will bring together speakers from both organisations and other leading figures to discuss how we can plan a more sustainable future for our archaeological archives.

Trouble in Store: facing up to the archaeological archives crisis

This year’s FAME Forum will consider the growing crisis facing our archaeological archives. Such has been the growth in fieldwork since 1990 that overstretched museums in many parts of the country are refusing to accept any more archaeological archives. As a result, FAME members are storing a growing volume of excavated material which is undeposited […]

Job Losses in Archaeology, April 2011

The latest survey of Job Losses in Archaeology shows that the rate of job losses in the sector appears to have slowed, with business confidence showing very slight signs of recovery. The survey, carried out by Landward Research Ltd on behalf of FAME and the IfA, covers the period January-April 2011. It shows that in […]

Recommendations for improving historic environment practice – the Southport Group seeks your views

The Southport Group has launched an online public consultation to gather opinion on a ground-breaking draft report that outlines recommendations and products for improving historic environment practice to ensure delivery of consistent excellence in public benefit. The consultation officially launches at the IfA Conference on 13 April and runs until 3 June 2011. All content […]

Southport Group opens online consultation on initial findings

The Southport Group has launched an online video consultation to gather opinion on the initial findings of a series of workshops, generic held in January 2011, unhealthy to explore ways of improving the sector’s ability to deliver the requirements of PPS5. Audiences can choose to watch all or just some of the four half-day workshops […]

Job Losses in Archaeology, January 2011

The latest survey of job losses in archaeology shows a significant fall in the number of people employed in archaeology in the second half of 2010, and a continuing decline in business confidence for 2011. The survey, carried out by Landward Research Ltd on behalf of FAME and the IfA, covers the period July 2010-January […]

FAME sponsors IfA Conference session

For the first time, FAME is sponsoring a session at the annual IfA Conference. With the theme Understanding Significance, the conference and training event will take place at the University of Reading, from 13-15 April 2011. FAME is sponsoring the opening session on the Southport Group: towards a revitalisation of professional practice, chaired by MOLA […]

Job Losses in Archaeology, July 2010

The latest survey of job losses in archaeology shows a slight increase in the number of people in archaeological employment over the three months from April to June 2010, but a significant decline in business confidence for the forthcoming year. The report, carried out by Landward Research Ltd on behalf of FAME and the IfA, […]

Making PPS5 work: realising the benefits of planning-led investigation of the historic environment

Announcement of open workshops on improving practice 24/25 January 2011 Historic environment practitioners are invited to participate in a series of free open workshops. These will explore ways in which the historic environment sector across England can increase the benefits of planning-led work for the public, for the development sector and for the historic environment […]

FAME highlights storage crisis

The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) has warned that in many parts of the country there is no museum space to store and preserve important finds discovered by archaeological teams. The building boom of the last two decades has been matched by a massive increase in the number of archaeological discoveries resulting from […]

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