National Organisations

ALGAO

Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers

A forum representing archaeologists working for local authorities in the UK, the association’s interests embrace every aspect of the historic environment including archaeology, the built environment and historic landscapes. ALGAO works in partnership with Government, English Heritage and other agencies to develop strategic policies and to promote best practice and the highest professional standards. Since […]

NCMD

National Council For Metal Detecting

The National Council for Metal Detecting is a representative body of elected volunteers formed in 1981 to provide a means whereby responsible metal detector users would have a democratic forum to discuss problems affecting the hobby and to provide an authoritative voice to counter ill-informed and frequently misleading criticism of the hobby. Contact Details Web: […]

Association of Gardens Trusts

The Association of Gardens Trusts is a national organisation representing the rapidly growing number of County Gardens Trusts. The AGT aims to provide support for the trusts and to promote a proper understanding of the importance of parks and gardens at a local and national level.

The Collections Trust

The Collections Trust is an independent UK-based organisation working with museums, libraries, galleries and archives worldwide to improve the management of their Collections. Formerly known as the  Museum Documentation Association (MDA), it has published Standards in Action: Working with Archaeology – a guide to using the SPECTRUM Standard with Archaeological material in museums. It supports […]

Standing Conference of Archaeological Unit Managers

The Standing Conference of Archaeological Unit Managers (SCAUM) exists to assist archaeological managers and to promote best practice. It publishes the ‘Health and Safety in Field Archaeology’ manual and is currently preparing a manual dealing with all aspects of employment in archaeology. SCAUM also publish a series of occasional papers on professional and commercial issues. […]

Ancient Metallurgy Research Group

Research into all aspects of early metallurgy. Research includes, field survey, excavation, analysis of ores, metals and slags. Includes experimental investigations.

Monumental Brass Society

The Society has just launched a wide-ranging website covering many aspects of monumental brasses and incised slabs of all dates in all countries and an extensive bibliography and picture library

British Numismatic Society

The society encourages the study of the coinages of the British Isles and present and former overseas territories, including the USA from the introduction of coinage into Britain. It also concerns itself with medals and tokens etc. and bank notes.

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