Archaeological Archives Group

Nominations Are Open: Archives AGM 2020

Archives' AGM is happening soon on the 18 March 2020. Nominations are open for the following positions:
- Secretary, see job description (DOC)
- Three Ordinary Committee Members, see job description (DOC)

To apply, please complete this Nomination Form (DOC) and return it to Meg at Megan.Keates [at] or by post to the Office, by Midday Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Archives Group are holding a day conference with their AGM, centered around the question: "How prepared are we for the digital future?" For more information, and to book your tickets, see the events calendar.

Calling all Cartoonists

The committee are on the look out for a picture to represent the group on a new version of their publicity postcards. Images need to be 300dpi minimum, about 148 by 105mm and represent archaeological archives well. Winner has their artwork on the group's postcard and will receive a £20 book voucher and two runner-ups will win a trowel-shaped USB donated by ADS! Please send all entries to Katie at archaeologicalarchives [at] by Saturday 14 March. The winner will be announced at the group's AGM on the 18th March 2020.


The Special Interest Group for Archaeological Archives forming 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 annual £10 fee.

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Group Email: archaeologicalarchives [at]


Theodora Anastasiadou (Chair)
Zoe Hazell (Secretary)
Katie Green (Treasurer)
Steve Baker
Deborah Fox
David Ingham (Events)
Hazel O'Neill
Helen Parslow
Stephen Reed

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

Archives Conference and AGM 2020: " How prepared are we for the digital future?" 18 March 2020, Birmingham Midlands Institute from 09:30. Tickets and more information here.

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

Previous events

Three-year plan

Three year Business Plan 17-20

AGM minutes

AGM minutes - 20 March 2019

AGM minutes - 14 March 2018

Committee minutes

Minutes 12 September 2019

Minutes 20 June 2019

minutes 16 January 2019

minutes 18 October 2018

minutes 17 January 2018