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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. IfA 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 IfA office at


Please note that the updated GAG website can now be found at this address

The address will forward to the new address up until the end of September 2013.


Steve Allen (Chair)
Lesley Collett (Secretary)
Laura Templeton (Treasurer)
Jennie Anderson (Newsletter Editor)

Liz Gardner
Tom Small
Leeanne Whitelaw
Rob Read
Sarah Lucas

You can contact the committee at


The group regularly hold events and contribute to the knowledge about this area of archaeological practice

We intend to carry out further research into the future provision of training for practitioners of archaeological graphics.

The group has also hosted several sessions at the IfA annual conference for archaeologists.

Previous events

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

Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building
University of Reading

Reading RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446