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FAME webinar: Archaeology and pipeline safety in the UK

We have the recording of another one of our FAME webinars to share with you: Recording: https://youtu.be/vpnTyapgF9Q 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 […]

FAME webinar: Hiring non-UK Staff in Archaeology from 2021 onward

Our FAME webinar, Hiring non-UK Staff in Archaeology from 2021 onward, was recorded and the video is now available to view: Recording: https://youtu.be/3fDRSaok_qM This webinar will cover the change in circumstances, due to Brexit, in organisations ability to hire EU staff. It will review the process and costs associated with becoming a Tier 2 sponsor, […]

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 […]

FAME webinar: The benefits of Consultant and Contractor collaboration

The recording of our webinar, The benefits of Consultant and Contractor collaboration, is now available: Recording: https://youtu.be/K5R-_Fd5szQ Claire Cogar, Director of Archaeology at Iceni Projects and Guy Hunt, Founding Partner at L-P Archaeology discuss and present effective ways for consultants and contractors to collaborate to ensure the successful delivery of archaeological work on development projects.

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 […]

New Online Access to the Index of Investigations Workshops

Historic England have commissioned MSDS Marine (FAME member) and Ashtree Heritage to provide support workshops for the rollout of the New Online Access to the Index of Investigations (OASIS) system created by the Archaeology Data Service. The workshops will provide training and support to the whole sector to promote the new system and provide training […]

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 – […]

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