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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 – […]

PPG 16 at 30

The final version of PPG 16 was published 30 years ago today. Planning Policy Guidance 16: Archaeology and Planning transformed archaeological practice. Only 24 pages long, and at first glance a rather technical note on the implementation of the town and country planning system, its consequences for professional archaeology were revolutionary. PPG 16 obliged developers to […]

Menstrual health and hygiene in the heritage workplace: FAME webinar

The recording of our webinar, Seeing Red – menstrual health and hygiene in the heritage workplace, is now finished and captioned. You can view it below. About: This webinar will share best practice for handling menstrual health and hygiene on sites, equip staff with the confidence to talk about periods to site management, and for […]

Archaeology and pipeline safety

We have a new webinar to announce – Archaeology and pipeline safety 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 UK we have invited the […]

Upskill your heritage workforce in England

The recording of one of our webinars – Upskill your heritage workforce in England– is now available. A little about the webinar: Apprenticeships – They’re not just for school leavers! This webinar will take a look at the new suite of apprenticeships that have been designed specifically for working in the historic environment and will […]

Duty of Care When Providing Services

The recording of one of our webinars – Duty of Care When Providing Services – is now available. A little about the subject: A webinar considering the important distinction between the ‘duty of care’ required in providing (a) services or (b) goods.  Goods fall under a ‘fit for purpose’ requirement of the Sale of Goods […]

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