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Presentations from ‘Fit for Purpose?’

This year’s FAME Forum Fit for Purpose? focused on the issue of skills and employability in UK archaeology. Held in association with the Archaeology Training Forum and supported by York Archaeological Trust, it brought together a wide range of practitioners to discuss what skills employers can expect of archaeology graduates, and what can be done […]

Fit for purpose? Speaker summaries

This year’s FAME Forum will be held in association with the Archaeology Training Forum, and will bring together speakers from across the sector to discuss skills and employability in UK archaeology. Papers include

Fit for Purpose? Skills and employability in UK archaeology

This year’s FAME Forum will consider the issue of skills and employability in UK archaeology. A university degree has long been considered an essential requirement for a career in archaeology. However, there seems to be a growing gulf between what our universities provide and what archaeological employers need. Rising tuition fees and competition among providers […]

FAME responds to the National Planning Policy Framework

FAME has broadly welcomed the new National Planning Policy Framework, rx published yesterday. FAME welcomes the objectives of the new National Planning Policy Framework in delivering sustainable development while simplifying and streamlining the planning process. We welcome the integration of the historic environment into the overall framework for national planning, and the inclusion of the […]

FAME News 8: Spring 2012

The FAME Spring newsletter is now out, with news of this year’s Forum, updates on the archaeological archives survey, a roundup of our recent work in advocacy and research, and other news for members. It can be viewed here.

Undeposited archives: we need your responses

FAME is participating in a new project to assess the extent and usage of undeposited archaeological archives across the UK. Evaluating the archaeological resource in store – informing the future is a project commissioned by English Heritage and the Society of Museum Archaeologists to explore a range of issues relating to archaeological archives. It aims […]

FAME responds to Greater Manchester threat

FAME has written to the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities to express its concern over the proposed closure of GMAU and the future provision of archaeological advice in Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) was concerned to learn of the proposed closure of the Greater Manchester Archaeological […]

Join FAME and get two months free membership!

Thinking of joining FAME? We’re offering new members a great deal – join before 21 April and you’ll get two months free membership – a saving of £50! FAME is the voice of archaeological business in the UK. FAME represents archaeological businesses throughout the UK, whether commercial consultancies and practices, local authorities, universities or charitable […]

Archaeological archives: joint FAME, SMA and ALGAO Statement of Intent

Following our joint meeting on undeposited archaeological archives with the Society of Museum Archaeologists, we have agreed with SMA and ALGAO a joint Statement of Intent to begin to address the issue. Trouble in Store: facing up to the archives crisis The next steps FAME and the Society of Museum Archaeologists (SMA) held a successful […]

New survey shows archaeological market still subdued

The first State of the Archaeological Market survey shows a slight increase in the numbers employed in development-led archaeology in the past six months, though still significantly down on the July 2007 peak. Staff turnover was relatively low, with more staff moving between archaeological employers than leaving the profession. Employment contracts remained largely unchanged, but […]

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