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Seeing the Light of Day: Archaeological Collections & Sustainable Solutions

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Princes Wharf

Wapping Rd

Bristol

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Do you work with and/ or care for archaeological objects and/ or collections? Are you 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?

This session will share the latest developments from the Seeing the Light of Day project who are examining these issues and the team behind the project will be outlining the key recommendations for the museum and the wider heritage sector to take forward.


The day 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


Who should attend?

  • Curators with responsibility for archaeology collections
  • Planning archaeologists
  • Archaeological contractors – particularly those responsible for post-excavation / archiving


Seeing the Light of Day is funded by Arts Council England. It is led by the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes but is a partnership project intended to engage and benefit museums across the South West, their audiences and the wider heritage sector.

The project has the support of the SW Museum Development Partnership, SW Museums Federation, SW Historic Environment Teams / Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers in the SW, Historic England, the Chartered Institute for Archaeology Archives Group, the Society of Museum Archaeologists and the 5 largest archaeological contractors active in the South West.


*Three sessions are being run across the region to give as many opportunities as possible to find out about the results of the project.


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BS1 4RN

United Kingdom

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