Archaeological Archives Group
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 organising a series of 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.
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)
Helen is our new secretary and can be emailed images, events, good news, articles and links at firstname.lastname@example.org