Category: National Organisations

Council for Independent Archaeology

The primary aim of the Council for Independent Archaeology is to explore and promote ways in which amateur archaeologists and local archaeological societies can contribute more effectively to archaeology. The council is run entirely by volunteers, and is financed by members’ subscriptions, which are ?6.00 p.a., or ?20.00 for four years. There is a quarterly […]

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.

Material Science-based Archaeology Group

Applies the techniques of material science to relevant archaeological problems, principally the investigation of Archaeo-metallurgical related material. Provides a service to archaeologists for the characterisation of such material at a fair cost.

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.

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.