The project held a very useful workshop in Bristol on 12 May, attended by about 30 people from across the heritage sector, including archaeological contractors, planning archaeologists and museum curators.
The workshop was an opportunity to update colleagues on the results of surveys and on-going policy work and then turned to look at key issues and possible solutions.
Introduction to Seeing the Light of Day project, David Dawson, Wiltshire Museum
Updates: what the research is telling us
- Archaeology collecting 2016: results from the Society of Museum Archaeologists survey. Gail Boyle, Bristol Museums
- Seeing the Light of Day survey of planning archaeology and archaeological contractors, Paddy McNulty, project consultant
- Seeing the Light of Day survey of museums, Kate Fernie, project consultant
- Historic England 21st century challenges in archaeology: archaeological archives and new models for archive, creation, deposition, storage, access and results. Jan Wills, CIFA.
Slaughtering the sacred cows: some discussion points, David Dawson
The project team will now be looking at the outcomes of the day and moving towards recommendations for actions. There will be a set of workshops in the Autumn hosted by South West Museum Development that will be outliming the results of the project.