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Background

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

Aims

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

Events

Plenary event for good practice in archaeological archives workshops

Wednesday 24 September 10.15 to 16.00 at Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU

This event has been set up to review the Regional Archive Workshop programme that has been in action since 2012 and to discuss the future. The last workshop took place in July 2014 and information has been gathered throughout the programme of events on the current level of archive knowledge and specialised resources across the disciplines and within various settings in the UK.

This one day event will aim to give an overview of the reason why the project started, how it was created, the findings from the staged evaluations and to look at the resources needed within the sector for the future.

We do hope you will come and join us to help us make some useful and practical decisions on the future of archaeological archives resources within the UK.

For the updates agenda please click here

This event is free but you do need to book in advance by going to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aag-plenaryevent-tickets-12617209413

Previous Events

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

Wednesday 30 April, Birmingham and Midland Institute

For the full programme and details, please go to the event webpage at www.archaeologists.net/events/AAG-AGM-Collecting-archaeology.

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
Email: groups@archaeologists.net

Committee

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 archaeologicalarchives@gmail.com

Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building
University of Reading

Reading RG6 6AB

email:
admin@archaeologists.net
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0118 378 6446