Graphics Archaeology Group


We are the special interest group for all aspects of visualisation with in the heritage sector. Whether your specialism lies in illustration, survey, photography, geospatial analysis, reconstruction art or any other form of imaging and visualisation, we represent your area of specialism to CIfA.

Join and Collaborate

Membership is free to CIfA members through the Members area login. Those who are not members of the institute will need to pay an annual £10 fee and can join here

Twitter: follow @CIfAGAG1 on Twitter
Facebook: we have an active Facebook group where you can chat with fellow members
LinkedIn: Join the closed group for Graphics on LinkedIn, please join and say hello!
Group Website: You can find resources and publications, examples of work and newsletters on our website
Group Email:


Hannah Kennedy (Chair)
Amy Wright (Secretary)
Jonathan Millar (Treasurer)
Lesley Collett
Marion Devigne
Mark Hoyle
Tom Small
Aisling Nash

Specialist competence matrix

This specialist matrix is to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for when working within graphics and/or illustration.


10 things Graphics staff wished Diggers knew (PDF)

Ellie Winter from the group committee has collated statistics from CIfA's JIST and BAJR advertisements for illustrators and graphic designers between 2018 and 2019 to give some perspective and advice for those getting started in archaeological illustration and graphics. You can read The Profession: getting started in archaeological illustration here.

For details of other GAG publications please click here. CIfA members can download these for free. We also have old newsletters on our individual website

Forthcoming events

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

Three-year plan

Graphic Archaeology Group 3-year plan 2024-2027

AGM minutes

AGM 11 November 2023
AGM 11 June 2022

Committee minutes

24 June 2024
21 March 2024
30 November 2023
5 October 2023
20 July 2023
25 May 2023
30 April 2023
27 January 2023

Brief for Commissioning an Illustrator for the CBA Home Front Legacy 1914-18 project

The Council for British Archaeology Home Front Legacy Project is working in partnership with Historic England to develop teaching resources for schools. These resources will enable schools to further their interest and promote their participation and engagement in mapping and recording the history of their local area, in the First World War.