report 2012SMA publishes ‘The Museum Archaeologist’ which contains papers from conference proceedings and an electronic newsletter twice a year containing news, reviews, details of forthcoming events and short articles.

The Society has also published a variety of monographs and reports relating to its work in developing awareness of museum archaeological issues, professional standards and guidelines.


A supply of hard copies of back numbers of ’The Museum Archaeologist’ is still available (see below). These will be of particular interest to anyone currently working towards becoming an associate member of The Museums Association as they contain a wealth of original papers written by leading museum archaeologists. The Society hopes to make these available as digital downloads as soon as possible. Download a copy of our SMA Publications List here and order online from

A complete set of all publications in print  is currently available for the special offer price of £20.00. Individual volumes are available as priced. Payment can now be made by PayPal.


In 2012 the results of the ‘Evaluating the archaeological resource in store – informing the future’ project was published entitled “Archaeological Archives & Museums 2012”. Download a copy of the full report:


The Archaeological Archives Forum held a meeting to discuss the report’s recommendations in Birmingham on Thursday 7th March 2013 and you can read the notes here:  AAF-meeting-notes-v3


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