The following warnings occurred:
Warning [2] count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable - Line: 871 - File: showthread.php PHP 7.4.30 (Linux)
File Line Function
/showthread.php 871 errorHandler->error




Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
More worries about archive space.
#1
A survey by the Society of Museum Archaeologists (SMA) has exposed a lack of storage space and curatorial expertise in English museums dealing with archaeological archives.

Quote:The survey of 134 museums found that 36 could not accept archaeological archives because of lack of space.

It also revealed that museums in 47 local authorities were no longer collecting, while 70% of museums had no specialist archaeology curator.

SMA chairwoman Gail Boyle said: “Many of the museums that responded are local authority museums that have no statutory funding, so they are often targeted [for cuts]. It has become prevalent over time and is getting worse.

“Archaeological field units are having to store their work, as there is nowhere for them to deposit it.
http://www.museumsassociation.org/museum...ogy-survey

The issues raised in the survey are to be the focus of the Archaeological Archives Forum in Birmingham on 7 March, which is open to anyone working within archaeology. http://www.socmusarch.org.uk/docs/AAF_event_invite.pdf
Reply


Messages In This Thread
More worries about archive space. - by BAJR - 2nd March 2013, 07:55 AM
More worries about archive space. - by Beasley - 5th March 2013, 08:02 PM
More worries about archive space. - by Unitof1 - 6th March 2013, 12:02 AM

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Silbury Hill Digital Archive BAJR 3 3,186 3rd April 2014, 06:12 PM
Last Post: GnomeKing
  Archaeology at the BBC - Archive BAJR 1 1,840 2nd May 2013, 01:20 PM
Last Post: BAJR
  Rescue AGM 2013: The archive storage crisis (27th April, Woking) knapofhowar 16 10,591 9th March 2013, 06:27 PM
Last Post: Dinosaur
  Oxford Archaeology. Archive Library BAJR 9 6,296 8th September 2010, 12:13 AM
Last Post: Madweasels
  Widget to show all your reports - from Open Archive BAJR 6 3,637 14th July 2010, 06:37 PM
Last Post: BAJR
  BBC release 15 Chronicle episodes from archive BAJR 1 2,240 21st January 2010, 09:31 PM
Last Post: BAJR
  OPEN ARCHIVE ? a new web based system for accessing our past BAJR Host 18 8,803 27th October 2009, 10:30 PM
Last Post: BAJR Host
  the future of archive services................? YellowPete 2 1,850 9th August 2009, 11:00 PM
Last Post: YellowPete
  Archive deposition with Museums TheDoc 10 6,848 2nd September 2008, 06:56 PM
Last Post: TheDoc
  Archive deposition with Museums thread BAJR Host 1 1,744 1st August 2008, 01:08 PM
Last Post: BAJR Host

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)