Conference & Awards

Museum Archaeology in Practice:
How to… Annual Conference 2021 to be held virtually  on Friday 26 November 2021

The Society usually convenes for a conference every autumn, which is held in a different region of the UK each year. Its programme addresses a theme of topical interest and attracts an excellent range of speakers working across all sectors of archaeology. The conference is an excellent place to learn more, meet new people and to enjoy visiting world class venues. The AGM also takes place at this time. This year’s conference will be online and will incorporate our Awards for Excellence.

DRAFT Programme and registration details


Watch our Conference  2019 videos online!

Keynote:The Telling of Human Stories 

Archaeology for the People

Norwich Castle

Liverpool: Re-thinking Slums

Lost Landscapes

BC or not BC?

Presenting Prehistory

Beyond the Bling



Waiting in the Wings (digital archaeological archives)

Driving Community Engagement and Research: a vision for Watling Street

Numismatics, Norman England and other Tricky Issues

Is Disposal a participatory practice?

Experiencing the gods: Displaying and interpreting Romano-British religion in museums

How can I put this? Interpreting the Evil Eye for a modern audience

 Watch our Conference 2018 videos online!


And the individual videos are:

Heritage Apprenticeships 

Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology: planning for all ‘event’ …ualities 

Your Dig: York Archaeological Trust’s new Participatory Community Engagement Programme

Visitor perceptions of, and engagement with, British prehistory displays 

Positive Action with a 3D Printer

Documentation and Curation of 3D Visualization Projects 

Displaying the Dead: results of the Leeds Museum visitor survey 

A new approach to rationalising archaeological shell 

Charging Ahead: Exploring fees for the transfer of archaeological archives in museums in England 

I like to move it, move it……into archive suitable boxes

Pottery Shop? What Pottery Shop? Re – thinking Corbridge from the base up

Improving Archaeological Reference Collections and Typologies 

Digging Deeper into Treasure 

Archaeology matters: pass it on! 

Forging a positive collaboration between Swindon Museum & Art Gallery & Cardiff University 

Old Collections, New Questions: Researching the Roman collections of the Yorkshire Museum

Birmingham: rediscovering archaeology for a superdiverse city 

Putting Cyprus on the Map: promoting the Cypriot archaeology collections at Museums Sheffield

Papyrus for the People at the Petrie Museum 



To promote the interests of archaeology in museums throughout the United Kingdom