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Online conferences: Global Challenges, Sustainability and the Politics of Heritage and Pathways and Barriers to Climate Action through Heritage Research

Please see the following call for two online conferences: AHRC Heritage is excited to host two timely half-day Conferences led by Hana Morel, titled Global Challenges, Sustainability and the Politics of Heritage and Pathways and Barriers to Climate Action through Heritage Research taking place online on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 July. The social and […]

State of the Archaeological Market 2019

As Chair of FAME I am very pleased to present the results of the 2018-19 State of the Archaeological Market Survey. Since 2008 the data from this annual survey have provided the foundation for analysis of the marketplace and the health of archaeological commercial practice, and has been used to extrapolate the contribution that commercial […]

Heritage Alliance Members’ Covid and Advocacy Update

FAME is a member of the Heritage Alliance. Here is there most recent update on various hertiage issues, though mainly on COVID-19: Some particular points to note from today include: DCMS is pressing for clarity on when the heritage sector and visitor economy guidance will be released. Equally they are pressing for a clear view […]

QUEST COVID info and Support for FAME members

FAME’s business support has provided the following resources: FAQ version v12 The change is about clarification on previously announced elements and examples around calculating a claim for flexible furlough. We have also included a link to the HMRC website. Changes again in yellow. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – FAQ v12 Health & Safety Guides If […]

U.S. Heritage Compliance (CRM) Sector Contracts in 2019

FAME member, Heritage Business International, has released some research on the Archaeology Sector in the United State:  The United States’ heritage compliance sector contracted in 2019 by about 10 million dollars. This contraction marks the ninth year in a row of negative growth for the sector since its historic high in 2011. The compliance sector […]

Heritage Alliance COVID update

FAME is a member of the Heritage Alliance and would like to pass along this communication from them to our members:   Dear members, We hope you are keeping safe and well. A big thank you to those of you who have fed in specific evidence this week for us on both the DCMS’s questions […]

Heritage Alliance Members’ Covid Update

FAME is a member of the Heritage Alliance. Here is there most recent update on COVID-19 and the Heritage sector: This morning we had another constructive Heritage Working group meeting with Heritage Minister Nigel Huddleston focussed on the development of guidance for the heritage sector which needs to be in place as we emerge from […]

COVID-19 Health and Safety Update for Archaeology

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Site Operating Procedures have been updated to incorporate a number of technical changes as a result of the recently published Government guidance on Working Safely during Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Construction & Other Outdoor Work. FAME considers that the CLC Site Operating Procedures (as updated – https://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Site-Operating-Procedures-Version-4.pdf) continue to set the […]

Archaeology Industry Working Group Statement on COVID-19 Working

The following statement has been put out by the Industry Working Group. Please find the full signed version as a document to download at the end   4 May 2020 Statement on Promoting a Safe Working Environment on Construction Sites during the COVID-19 Pandemic The Industry Working Group is determined to ensure that archaeological work […]

FAME update and COVID-19 news

A message sent to FAME members by the CEO: Dear FAME members, There are several bits of news and information I would like to share with you. As many of you would have already suspected, the FAME forum and AGM is going to be postponed due to COVID-19. While it is over two months away, […]

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