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FAME sponsors IfA Conference session

For the first time, FAME is sponsoring a session at the annual IfA Conference. With the theme Understanding Significance, the conference and training event will take place at the University of Reading, from 13-15 April 2011. FAME is sponsoring the opening session on the Southport Group: towards a revitalisation of professional practice, chaired by MOLA […]

Job Losses in Archaeology, July 2010

The latest survey of job losses in archaeology shows a slight increase in the number of people in archaeological employment over the three months from April to June 2010, but a significant decline in business confidence for the forthcoming year. The report, carried out by Landward Research Ltd on behalf of FAME and the IfA, […]

Making PPS5 work: realising the benefits of planning-led investigation of the historic environment

Announcement of open workshops on improving practice 24/25 January 2011 Historic environment practitioners are invited to participate in a series of free open workshops. These will explore ways in which the historic environment sector across England can increase the benefits of planning-led work for the public, for the development sector and for the historic environment […]

FAME highlights storage crisis

The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) has warned that in many parts of the country there is no museum space to store and preserve important finds discovered by archaeological teams. The building boom of the last two decades has been matched by a massive increase in the number of archaeological discoveries resulting from […]

Presentations from “2020 Vision: a new era in British archaeology”

The FAME Open Meeting in York 2020 Vision: a new era in British archaeology proved an important landmark, not just for FAME but perhaps the future of development-led archaeology in this country. The speakers offered a wide variety of perspectives on how development-led archaeology might need to change over the next decade in response to the publication of PPS5 and likely local government cuts.

2020 Vision: a new era in British Archaeology

FAME in association with ALGAO is pleased to announce a joint meeting in York on Friday 2nd July 2010 to discuss the potential impacts of the publication of PPS5: Planning for the Historic Environment. For further details, please download the leaflet.

FAME response to Planning Policy Statement 5: Planning for the Historic Environment (PPS5)

FAME (The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers) has given a cautious welcome to new government guidance on conserving the heritage.

Planning for the Historic Environment1 sets out the way in which heritage assets, such as historic buildings, monuments, sites and landscapes, will be conserved and managed in the future. It advises planners and developers to assess the significance of these assets and their settings before shaping policy, or

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