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English Heritage – Heritage Information Access Strategy, Business Process Mapping

English Heritage (now Historic England) have released a report on Business Process Mapping of Historic Environment Information as part of their wider study towards a heritage information access strategy. This report can be found in our library under England/English Heritage/HIAS 7066.   Malcolm Cooper CEO, apoplectic Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers

Annual Survey of Suppliers to the Heritage Market

FAME and CIfA, supported by English Heritage, have appointed Landward Research Ltd to undertake annual surveys of suppliers to the Heritage Market. You will be contacted in the near future by email to ask if you to answer the questions in this survey. It is seeking information as it applied to your organisation on 31 March 2014 […]

Celebrating Development-Led Archaeology

English Heritage is leading an initiative to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the introduction of  Planning Policy Guidance Note 16, Archaeology and Planning (now replaced by NPPF) which introduced a robust system for development-led archaeology in England. The intention is to hold an event (with an accompanying publication) later in 2015 to explore the achievements […]

FAME Winter Newsletter

FAME has released its winter newsletter (FAME News 17). This includes news of the recent FAME Board decision to invite commercial archaeological organisations based in the Republic of Ireland to join our organisation. Updates are also provided on our activities and liaison with key sector organisations including English Heritage and the IfA. The newsletter can […]

Which Archaeologist? FAME guidance on the Procurement of Archaeological Services

FAME has re-released its guidance on the procurement of archaeological services. The purpose of the document is to foster an intelligent approach to the purchase of archaeological services as part of the development process. The guidance is intended to establish parity with the approach that clients would employ to purchase other professional input for their […]

New Members for FAME

We a very pleased to announce that FAME has been strengthened by two new members. We would like to welcome the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), whose most recent projects have included the recent very high profile project (undertaken in collaboration with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council) to locate the grave […]

Welcome from the incoming Chief Executive, Malcolm Cooper

Malcolm Cooper has now taken up the position of Chief Executive of the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME). Malcolm said “I am delighted to take up this exciting role with FAME and I am looking forward to working with the members to ensure that professional archaeology continues to develop and prosper over the […]

FAME News 16: Summer 2014

The volume of work undertaken by the Board continues to rise, and our biggest challenge at present is finding time to devote to the success of FAME on a voluntary basis. We have started to tackle this by allocating specific responsibilities to each Board Member, with the expectation that delegation and co-opting staff from our […]

Pay and archaeology: a joint statement by IfA, FAME and Prospect

The Institute for Archaeologists (IfA), pills Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) and Prospect have been working together as part of a wider remuneration working group convened by IfA to consider how best to facilitate an industry approach to improving pay and conditions. Following on from presentations made by all three organisations at an […]

2014 FAME Forum Presentations

The RIBA Plan of Work 2013: an overview John Orrell, Director of the DLA Design Group and member of the RIBA Core Review Group for the Plan of Work 2013 What are the key benefits? Fit for purpose for the construction industry in the 21st century to help deliver capital and operational efficiencies, carbon reductions and […]

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