The following was written by Paul Belford after/dutring his visit to the IfA Seminar on the crisis in Archaeology. It was held in London, and cost 30 quid for non IfA members, so this is very very kind of Paul to have taken teh time and effort to report on something that affects us all.
Here is a short report on my perspective on the IfA recession seminar. This was held at the Museum of London Docklands on 16th February 2009, and was intended to provide a forum for discussion of the various issues which are affecting the profession at the present time.
The meeting was chaired by Taryn Dixon (Managing Director of Museum of London Archaeology) who introduced proceedings – the aim of the day was to try and identify key priorities for the IfA collective effort for the sector during the recession. As well as continuing to protect the heritage itself, protection of people working in the heritage sector was also important……. read on here on Pauls Blog