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Archaeological Archives Group

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IfA Council approved the formation of a Special Interest Group for Archaeological Archives, and the yearly AGM was held on 6 March 2012.


The aims of the group are

  • to focus upon issues relating to professional standards, best practice, advocacy and access

  • to promote of awareness of archaeological archives within the profession

  • to represent the interest of those working with archives to IfA Council and in all IfA activities

  • to hold seminars and workshops to facilitate the above

  • to establish relationships with other groups associated with archaeological archives

Good practice in archaeological archives workshops

The Archives Group are continuing a series of successful regional workshops designed to promote good practice in working with archaeological archives, to provide hands-on experience and encourage participants to engage with archive issues by considering new perspectives.

2014 AGM and Collecting Archaeology event

Wednesday 30 April, Birmingham and Midland Institute

For the full programme and details, please go to the event webpage at

ARCHES Documentation

At the AGM in May 2013, a workshop on a European Standard for Archaeological Archives took place, which included a discussion about the ARCHES documentation

Join the Group

The Group is open to anybody with interests, concerns or involvement with the archive process, and is free to IfA members. Non-members will need to pay a yearly £10 fee.

To join, please contact the IfA office at

Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Whiteknights Reading, RG6 6AB

Tel: 0118 378 6446


Duncan H Brown (Chair)
Helen Harman (Secretary)
Helen Parslow (Treasurer)

Theodora Anastasiadou-Leigh
Lorraine Mepham
Samantha Paul
Rebecca Sillwood
Emma Wells

Helen is our secretary and can be emailed images, events, good news, articles and links at

Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building
University of Reading

Reading RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446