National Organisations

British Museum Friends

The British Museum Friends have raised over ?4m for the British Museum. There is a special events programme, and free and priority entry to all British Museum exhibitions

Fortress Study Group

An international organisation interested in the whole range of fortifications since the advent of gunpowder. Thrice-yearly newsletter ‘Casemate’; annual journal ‘Fort’; annual Conference and annual overseas study tour.

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.

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. […]

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