CIfA Council approved the formation of a Special Interest Group for Archaeological Archives, and the 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 CIfA Council and in all CIfA activities
to hold seminars and workshops to facilitate the above
to establish relationships with other groups associated with archaeological archives
The Group is open to anybody with interests, concerns or involvement with the archive process, and is free to CIfA members. Non-members will need to pay a yearly £10 fee.
Lorraine Mepham (Chair)
Helen Parslow (Treasurer)
Rebecca is our secretary and can be emailed images, events, good news, articles and links at archaeologicalarchives [at] gmail.com
We have recently introduced specialist competence matrices, which have been compiled by our CIfA special interest groups and are tailored to their specific areas. These are to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for.
The Gloucestershire Archaeological Archive Standards set out the recommended standards and policy for all Archaeological Archives created from projects undertaken in the county of Gloucestershire. Read more about the purpose of the document here.
Call for papers is now closed and the full programme will follow shortly.
To read more about the presentations and discussion at the Selection, de-selection and rationalisation day conference in March 2016 please click here
SMA held their 2015 conference at the Great North Museum, Hancock, on 11 – 12 November.
It’s not just about box sizes: Alternative archives in archaeological practice
Plenary event for good practice in archaeological archives workshops - This one day event gave an overview of the reason why the project started, how it was created, the findings from the staged evaluations and looked at the resources needed within the sector for the future.
Good practice in archaeological archives workshops - The Archives Group have carried out 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
A workshop on a European Standard for Archaeological Archives took place, which included a discussion about the ARCHES documentation