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Graphics Archaeology Group (GAG)

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This Special Interest Group will focus on issues relating to standards, training and employment for those working in archaeological illustration and survey. This group was formerly called the Illustration and Survey special interest group. The group have finalised a new specialist matrix to assist the corporate validation process for Illustrators. To request a copy please email

Join the Group

Membership of the Group is open to anybody working in the various disciplines producing archaeological graphics in the broadest sense. CIfA members may join the group for free, while non-members are asked to pay a £10.00 fee to cover mailing costs. Please contact the CIfA office at


We are pleased to announce the launch of the re-branded GAG website that can be found at this address

As you can see, the site has been given a more contemporary look and feel. Most importantly, the gallery allows for the display of larger images.

If you are interested in displaying your own images within the gallery we would like to receive them, but you must be a MIfA grade member. Please email with a note of interest and we will send you the requirements.

You will then be invited to a link on Dropbox, where you may upload up to 12 gallery images and a text document about yourself.

We look forward to receiving your notes of interest!

If you would like to display your images, but are not MIfA grade, please do consider applying to upgrade. Further information about this can be found at


Steve Allen (Chair)
Lesley Collett (Secretary)
Laura Templeton (Treasurer)

Jennie Anderson (Newsletter Editor)
Liz Gardner
Tom Small
Drew Smith
Leeanne Whitelaw
Sarah Lucas

You can contact the committee at


For details of GAG and other publications please click here If you are a member you can download some of these using the link at the top of the page.

Forthcoming events

Current issues in the Graphics archaeology profession

For more details and to book via our event page Click here

Event flier

CIfA Graphics group workshop flier - Current issues in the Graphics archaeology profession

Previous events

Dr John Hodgeson’s 2008 survey into current Illustration and Survey practice (pdf file)

Three year business plan

Business plan - April 2014

Committee Minutes

28 June 2014

8 March 2014


Winter 2015

Spring 2014

Summer 2013

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

0118 378 6446

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