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Which Archaeologist? FAME guidance on the Procurement of Archaeological Services

FAME has re-released its guidance on the procurement of archaeological services. The purpose of the document is to foster an intelligent approach to the purchase of archaeological services as part of the development process. The guidance is intended to establish parity with the approach that clients would employ to purchase other professional input for their […]

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Historic Environment Scotland Bill passed by Scottish Government

The Historic Environment Scotland Bill was passed by the Scottish Government yesterday evening. This will bring into being a new body called Historic Environment Scotland  which will be responsible for investigating, caring for and promoting Scotland’s historic environment and which will take over many of the functions currently undertaken by Historic Scotland and RCAHMS. For […]

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Sir Jocelyn Stevens

Former English Heritage Chairman, Sir Jocelyn Stevens, died on 9 October 2014.  Obituaries can be found at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11158471/Sir-Jocelyn-Stevens-obituary.html http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/oct/14/sir-jocelyn-stevens http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/obituaries/article4235686.ece Malcolm Cooper CEO, Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers

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IfA welcomes English Heritage announcement

The IfA has welcomed the announcement of English Heritage’s restructuring. In summary it stated: IfA congratulates English Heritage on having successfully negotiated its future governance and funding with UK government. Discussions have been protracted, but statements issued today indicate that they have been productive. There is significantly improved investment promised for the English Heritage charity […]

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New Model for English Heritage finally announced by the Heritage Minister

Following some delay the Heritage Minister, Ed Vaizey, has announced today the much anticipated restructuring of English Heritage. As expected, the heritage body will be split into two separate organisations – a charitable body which will manage the historic property portfolio and  separate body to undertake statutory duties and providing expert advice on the historic […]

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New Members for FAME

We a very pleased to announce that FAME has been strengthened by two new members. We would like to welcome the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), whose most recent projects have included the recent very high profile project (undertaken in collaboration with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council) to locate the grave […]

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FAME News 16: Summer 2014

The volume of work undertaken by the Board continues to rise, and our biggest challenge at present is finding time to devote to the success of FAME on a voluntary basis. We have started to tackle this by allocating specific responsibilities to each Board Member, with the expectation that delegation and co-opting staff from our […]

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Pay and archaeology: a joint statement by IfA, FAME and Prospect

The Institute for Archaeologists (IfA), Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) and Prospect have been working together as part of a wider remuneration working group convened by IfA to consider how best to facilitate an industry approach to improving pay and conditions. Following on from presentations made by all three organisations at an Open […]

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