Seeing the Light of Day workshops: Archaeological Collections & Sustainable Solutions

The Seeing the Light of day project team are organising two workshops this November.  If you work with or care for archaeological objects and collections, and are keen to hear the latest thinking on developing sustainable solutions to the management, accessibility and long-term preservation of archaeological archives in the south west come along!

The workshops will share the latest developments from the Seeing the Light of Day project and discuss the key recommendations for the museum and the wider heritage sector to take forward.  Each workshop will cover:

  • What to charge – the true cost of collecting
  • Written Schemes of Investigation – enabling archiving
  • Digital archiving – what to do
  • Improving communication
  • Shared storage – what to do
  • Public engagement – promoting research and enabling community engagement

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Reporting progress

David Dawson, Paddy McNulty and Kate Fernie all took part in the meeting of the Archaeological Archives group of the Chartered Institute for Archaeology in Birmingham on 22 March.  We presented an overview of the project and outlined some initial results of the survey of development management archaeologists, contracting archaeologists and museum curators.

To find out more please see our presentation: Seeing the Light of Day CIfA AAG 22 03 21

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Kate, Paddy and David presenting Seeing the Light of Day at the CiFA meeting on 22nd March