Archaeological Collections Areas Database and Map

Secretary of Society of Museum Archaeologists, 2003 (updated 2013)

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Archaeological Archives and Museums 2012 report

This digital archive contains details of three projects undertaken by the Society of Museum Archaeologists in 2002, 2006 and 2012, and an updated resource for the use of archaeologists working across England.

This is the Archaeological Collections Areas Database and Map, first created ten years ago. The interactive Map provides an easy way to access details of organisations that are accepting archaeological archives (related to Local Authority boundaries) and indicates which areas do not currently have a repository available. It is intended that this information will be regularly checked, and that museum curators and archaeological contractors will report any changes to existing facilities or contact details. The Map also indicates whether or not there is an archaeological specialist at each location and it is planned that this information too, will be updated as appropriate.

The survey carried out in 2012 investigated a wide range of issues relating to the deposition of archaeological archives in museums, and resulted in a series of recommendations for all archaeologists. The report, Archaeological Archives and Museums 2012, is available to download, alongside the previous survey reports.

The DOI for this archive applies to the files available on the Downloads page as the Interactive Map is updated more frequently.

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