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FAME Members Can Now Pay Dues by Direct Debit

To reduce the administrative load on some of our members FAME has now set up direct debits through the provider GoCardless. With direct debit one only needs to signup once to make annual payments instead of having to pay invoices every year. For current members to sign up for direct debit please use the following […]

Historic England: Call for input on CPD courses

Please see the follow call for input from Historic England on training: Historic England is inviting views from sector colleagues on the sort of training that you would like us to deliver. Our corporate plan demonstrates our commitment to developing the skills and knowledge of the heritage sector. Our Training Strategy provides further detail on […]

Innovation in professional practice: short survey

CIfA is requesting help with gathering some information: Please could you spare a few minutes (c. 5 minutes) to complete this short survey to support a project entitled Building capacity through innovation co-organised by CIfA and ALGAO and funded by Historic England. The project addresses the results from the Historic England/CIfA 21st century challenges for archaeology workshop discussions in 2017 […]

Manual handling

Archaeology can involve a significant amount of manual handling. The Health and Safety Executive has a great guide for keeping employees safe while undertaking manual handling that we recommend to all archaeological employers. You can purchase a hard copy for download a free copy here – http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg143.htm  

Call for Papers: Archaeology and the camera

Please find attached this call for papers: TAG39_promo Dear colleagues, You are warmly invited to take part in TAG session 39# “Archaeology and the camera truelle: theorising archaeology through the moving image”. Additionally, if you know anyone who might also be interested in taking part, we would be most grateful if you could share this […]

Reminder: Guidance on working in warm weather

We have posted this before but with the heat wave FAME would like to remind people that the Diggers’ Forum (DF) have put together some guidance on working in warm weather. You can download the document here – DF Warm Weather Working in Archaeology The document in html form: “Now we are well in to […]

CRM Financial Performance Statistics Released for 2018

FAME member, Heritage Business International L3C (HBI), has released the results of its annual Cultural Resources Management (CRM) Financial Performance Survey for 2018. The report that details internal business statistics for CRM firms. The report is used by firms to benchmark their performance against competitors in the industry, as a check on financial health, and […]

The Future of ScARF

The the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is looking to plan for the future development of the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF). To accomplish this they have launched a survey. The survey covers the national framework and emerging regional frameworks: Future Thinking on Carved Stones in Scotland; RARFA; SESARF, HighARF, SIRFA, and PKARF.  If you […]

Apprenticeships update (England) from CIfA

On update from CIfA on development of archaeology apprenticeships in England:   Apprenticeship standards development In England, work has progressed on the development of Trailblazer Apprenticeships through three Historic England convened working groups. The groups have overseen the development of apprenticeship standards covering archaeology, conservation and historic environment advice. The archaeology working group is chaired […]

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