What we do
FAME is the distinctive voice of archaeological employers and managers, and the only organisation solely devoted to representing their interests within the profession and the business world.
We represent employers of one in three archaeological practitioners across the UK. Our membership includes around 50 archaeological practices, from small consultancies to the largest contractors, from commercial companies, universities and local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales.
How it started
We started life in 1975 as the Standing Conference of Archaeological Unit Managers, before changing our name to FAME in 2008, to reflect more closely our purpose and membership.
Our aims are to
- Represent the views of archaeological managers and employers within the profession and beyond
- Provide advice, support and information to our members
- Promote safe and healthy working practices within the profession
- Promote best professional practice in employment, fieldwork, publication and archiving
- Promote training and professional development to improve standards within the profession
- Be transparent and accountable to all our members
Our business support is second to none.
As the representative of commercially-funded operators, FAME seeks to influence change within the management of the historic environment, through appropriate consultation with other sectors of the profession.
FAME sees leadership on matters of Health and Safety as a key part of its role. We are here to help our members improve their management of safety and minimise harm to their employees
Members and non-member are invited to the annual FAME FORUM, to be held in York on Friday 22nd June at the Merchant Taylors Hall, Aldwark, York Y01 7BX.
Archaeological archives are frequently being held in temporary storage because too few museums or local authority stores have space, curators or requirement to accept them. FAME are working with our partners across the heritage sector to help solve the problem.