National Organisations

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.

Historic Gardens Foundation

An international organisation set up to create international links between all those interested in historic parks and gardens, to foster understanding and appreciation and to facilitate exchange of information. Twice a year publishes the colourful magazine ‘Historic Gardens Review’ as well as newsletters. Awards prizes of ?2,500 for garden restoration.

Rescue – British Archaeological Trust

Independent charity aimed at the preservation of the historic environment, promoting education and training in British archaeology. Dependent on subscriptions and donations. We publish RESCUE NEWS 3 times a year and a publications list is available on request.

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