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Merseyside HER – new access fees

Despite representations from FAME and other heritage bodies, Merseyside Archaeological Service was closed in March 2011. National Museums Liverpool has now announced that access to the Merseyside HER is to be made available for public consultation, at a fee of £500 per day, with a minimum fee of £250. FAME members have expressed their concern […]

FAME News 13: Summer 2013

As incoming Chair my first newsletter must include a big thank you for the contribution Gary Brown has made over the past two years to further developing the activities of FAME. FAME News 13 Summer 2013

FAME Forum: HSE to consult on CDM exemption for archaeology

The HSE are to consult on exempting pre-construction archaeological investigation from the definition of ‘construction work’ for the purposes of the new CDM Regulations, they have announced at the FAME Forum. Consultation on the new regulations, due to be introduced in October 2014, will start in September this year. The exemption would not apply to […]

Risky Business? Speaker summaries

This year’s FAME Forum on risk management in development-led archaeology is only a week away, on Friday, 28 June at the Merchant Taylors Hall, York. Tickets are free to FAME members and £50 (including lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea) to non-members. To book your tickets, contact, or to join FAME and book your […]

FAME Forum 2013: Risky Business?

This year’s FAME Forum will focus on aspects of risk management in development-led archaeology. As a key decision maker in your organisation, Are you aware of the legal responsibilities you carry when conducting your business? Or the penalties that may apply when something goes wrong? Do you know whether or not archaeological fieldwork is covered […]

FAME News 12: Spring 2013

A word from the Chair My calendar tells me that the season is spring, but my senses tell me it is still winter. It’s hard to believe that we are now only three months away from our summer Forum and AGM in York. The AGM will be held on Thursday 27th June at 5pm, followed […]

FAME reaches Northern Ireland!

Following its survey of undeposited archaeological archives in England, Scotland and Wales, FAME is currently undertaking a similar survey of archives in Northern Ireland, on behalf of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. And FAME has now welcomed its first member from Northern Ireland, Northern Archaeological Consultancy Ltd. FAME has always had strong representation in England, […]

IfA salary recommendations

Following the decision of IfA Council to discontinue making compliance with minimum salary recommendations an absolute requirement of Registered Organisation status, FAME is publishing this statement to set out its position on the issue: FAME exists to represent the views of employers and managers of archaeological organizations with the primary objective of carrying out commercially-funded […]

FAME News 11: Christmas 2012

A word from the Chair Next summer may seem a very long way off, especially after the awful autumn and early winter many parts of Britain have suffered, but I have a date for your diary. 28 June 2013 is the date of the next FAME Forum, to be held in York as usual, thanks […]

A survey of archaeological archives held by UK archaeological practices

FAME has carried out a survey of undeposited archaeological archives in England, Scotland and Wales. This was in response to the increasing concerns of its many members who hold completed archives that cannot be deposited because there is no store or museum able or willing to accept them. Of 46 responding organisations, two-thirds were from […]

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