Archaeological Archives Group


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

Join the Group

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.



Theodora Anastasiadou (Chair)
Zoe Hazell (Secretary)
Katie Green (Treasurer)

Steve Baker (Ordinary committee member)
Deborah Fox (Ordinary committee member)
David Ingham (Events) (Ordinary committee member)
Hazel O'Neill (Ordinary committee member)
Helen Parslow (Ordinary committee member)
Stephen Reed (Ordinary committee member)

Please email images, events, good news, articles and links to archaeologicalarchives [at]

Specialist competence matrix

This is to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for when working with archives.

Future events

For information about upcoming events, please visit our event calendar.

Previous Events

Selection strategies for archaeological archives: Making archaeological archives sustainable 20 March 2019 at the BMI in Birmingham.
Day conference programme

  • Working collaboratively with Archaeological Archives day conference and AGM14 March at the BMI in Birmingham.
    Read the conference abstracts

  • AGM event: Are Archaeological Archives relevant? Wednesday 22 March 2017
    To read more about the presentations and discussion at the Are Archaeological Archives relevant? AGM event please click here
    To read A 19070s rescue Dig at Newnham - abstract please click here

  • AGM event: Selection, de-selection and rationalisation day conference in March 2016
    To read the presentations click here

  • It’s not just about box sizes: Alternative archives in archaeological practice

  • Good practice in archaeological archives workshops and Plenary event for good practice in archaeological archives workshops
    Regional Archive Workshops

  • 2014 AGM and Collecting Archaeology event
    ARCHES documentation

Gloucestershire Archaeological Archive Standards - January 2017

Gloucestershire Archaeological Archive Standards Version 1 January 2017

Business plan

Three year Business Plan 17-20

AGM Minutes

AGM minutes 22 March 2017

AGM Minutes - 16 March 2016

AGM minutes - 25 March 2015

Committee Minutes

minutes 16 January 2019

minutes 18 October 2018

minutes 17 January 2018

Minutes 27 September 2017

Minutes 24 May 2017

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