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Inspiring Creativity Report

The Heritage Alliance has published a report, Inspiring Creativity – Heritage & The Creative Industries, to showcase the work being done by heritage organisations in collaboration with the creative industries. It illustrates the essential role heritage places and heritage stories have in underpinning the success of the creative industries.The report highlights: why heritage is essential […]

FAME Becomes a Supporter of the Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) is proud to announce that  we have become a supporter of the Considerate Constructors scheme. The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a not-for-profit, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its best practice. Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and […]

Wellbeing in Heritage

The Heritage Alliance, in partnership with Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, is trying to understand how wellbeing is being prioritised within the heritage sector, and so they have created a survey about this topic. The results will help them to better understand what wellbeing programmes and activities are available in the sector. The data will also be anonymised […]

Trial Pitting Questionnaire – Responses by 31st October

FAME have been in discussions with AGS – the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists – and we consider that a mutual understanding regarding trial pitting for construction and archaeology / cultural heritage would be very useful to both sets of members.  AGS have asked us to circulate this letter and questionnaire which has been […]

HS2 Meeting – Input required

Dear Members, Ros Seal from HS2 spoke at the FAME Forum in June 2019, and she asked FAME to bring any issues that members were having working on HS2 to her attention. Tim Malim and I will be meeting with Ros and other HS2 representatives, so please send details of anything you would like us […]

New Report – Archaeology in Development Management

ALAGO has just released a new report, Archaeology in Development Management. You can download the report here – https://www.algao.org.uk/archaeology-development-management “New research into the benefits of archaeology work undertaken under the control of Local Authorities across Britain has been published by the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO) today (6th September 2019) Archaeological work was […]

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  

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