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Recommendations for improving historic environment practice – the Southport Group seeks your views

The Southport Group has launched an online public consultation to gather opinion on a ground-breaking draft report that outlines recommendations and products for improving historic environment practice to ensure delivery of consistent excellence in public benefit. The consultation officially launches at the IfA Conference on 13 April and runs until 3 June 2011. All content […]

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Job Losses in Archaeology, January 2011

The latest survey of job losses in archaeology shows a significant fall in the number of people employed in archaeology in the second half of 2010, ailment and a continuing decline in business confidence for 2011. The survey, carried out by Landward Research Ltd on behalf of FAME and the IfA, covers the period July […]

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FAME sponsors IfA Conference session

For the first time, doctor FAME is sponsoring a session at the annual IfA Conference. With the theme Understanding Significance, the conference and training event will take place at the University of Reading, from 13-15 April 2011. FAME is sponsoring the opening session on the Southport Group: towards a revitalisation of professional practice, chaired by […]

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Job Losses in Archaeology, July 2010

The latest survey of job losses in archaeology shows a slight increase in the number of people in archaeological employment over the three months from April to June 2010, illness but a significant decline in business confidence for the forthcoming year. (more…)

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Making PPS5 work: realising the benefits of planning-led investigation of the historic environment

Announcement of open workshops on improving practice 24/25 January 2011 Historic environment practitioners are invited to participate in a series of free open workshops. These will explore ways in which the historic environment sector across England can increase the benefits of planning-led work for the public, for the development sector and for the historic environment […]

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FAME response to Planning Policy Statement 5: Planning for the Historic Environment (PPS5)

FAME (The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers) has given a cautious welcome to new government guidance on conserving the heritage. Planning for the Historic Environment1 sets out the way in which heritage assets, such as historic buildings, monuments, sites and landscapes, will be conserved and managed in the future. It advises planners and developers […]

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