Graphics Archaeology Group (GAG)


We are the special interest group for all aspects of visualisation within the heritage sector.

Join the Group

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 the CIfA.
CIfA members may join the group for free, while non-members are asked to pay a £10.00 fee through PayPal. You can contact the group on groups [at]


At the Graphic Archaeology Group website you will find resources and publications, examples of work and our newsletters. Members of MCIfA grade are invited to submit work to our gallery. Email contact [at] to request submission.
We also have a Facebook page where you can converse with fellow members.


Hannah Kennedy (Chair)
Vacant (Secretary)
Ellie Winter (Treasurer & GAG website admin)

Sarah Lambert-Gates
Mark Hoyle
Norma Oldfield
Mikko Kriek

Specialist competence matrix

We have recently introduced specialist competence matrices, which have been compiled by our CIfA special interest groups and are tailored to their specific areas. These are to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for.


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

Exhibition at CIfA2019 - cal for exhibits: digital artwork required
Calling all illustrators, surveyors, photographers and designers! Want to get your work noticed?

Graphic Archaeology Group (GAG) will be holding our very first digital exhibition at the CIfA Conference 2019 and we want YOUR visualisation work. This can be a CAD survey, reconstruction illustration, finds drawings, point clouds, promotional photography, 3D models...any visual work related to archaeology and heritage. We hope to reflect the breadth of visualisation that occurs in the heritage sector. 3D models, animation, and film are all welcome as well as they can finally be displayed in their best light on the 60" screen in the conference exhibitors hall.

This display is open to all CIfA members and all Graphic Archaeology Group members.

To submit up to two pieces of work, please follow the specifications for submission and email the GAG committee at contact [at] Please submit your work by 29 March 2019.

Previous events

Business plan

Business plan 2014-2017

AGM Minutes

21 April 2017

21 April 2016

Committee Minutes

19 August 2017

October 2016


Newsletter Spring 2018

Newsletter November 2016

Newsletter January 2016

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. You can find out more information about this opportunity here

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