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: […]

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.

Bead Study Trust

Publish a newsletter twice a year, contains articles, news items, reviews & extensive international bibliography of recent bead studies; offer annual travel grants; published Catalogue of European Beads in the Beck Collection at The Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology Cambridge; organise occasional seminars.

Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores

International learned society specialising in the field of Roman pottery. Aims to establish contact between scholars of different countries. Publishes Acta, newsletters and annual bibliography; organises bi-ennial congresses.

Costume Society

Publishes a newsletter twice a year and an annual volume of ‘Costume’. Series of lectures and an annual conference.

Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors, Association of

The association aims to advance the professional standards of archaeological illustrators and surveyors, improve standards and provide a forum for exchange of information and ideas. Publishes regular newsletters and an annual journal, plus specialist technical papers on aspects of illustration and surveying. Holds an annual conference.

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. […]

Relief Patterned Tile Research Group

Continuing research into relief-patterned tile in Roman Britain including production of updates of corpus published in 1997 (Journal of Roman Pottery Studies Volume 7). The Group is always very pleased to identify examples and produce a report for publication. It is hoped to start work on a supplement to the corpus in the near future […]

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