SMA is committed to providing opportunities for continued professional development, skill sharing and learning relating to the world of museum archaeology and to this end arranges a programme of workshops throughout the year. These are often hosted by our member organisations around the country and whilst we generally charge attendance fees these are kept to a minimum to cover costs. SMA also circulates information about training sessions that are available from other organisations as and when it is made aware of them, usually via our email contact list.
Archaeological Collections and Schools Prehistory Workshop
27th June 2017 10.00-16.30
Want to use your archaeology collections with schools? Unsure of where to start in the new curriculum landscape? Come and spend a day with Kim Biddulph of Schools Prehistory and Archaeology learning about what teachers need and want, and how to put that into practice in your museum. Kim has worked closely with museums and teachers for the past four years since the introduction of the new curriculum and can help you make the most of the fascinating objects and stories in your collections for schools.
Archaeological Conservation Workshop
Autumn 2017 TBC Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth
A CIfA Specialist competence matrix – to support applicants who work in museum archaeology – has now been approved and is live on the CIfA website. This means that if you wish to be accredited by CIfA you can now make an application and illustrate it with evidence that demonstrates a level of competency relevant to your particular skills and work experience as a museum archaeologist. As you will see the levelling mirrors that of other specialisms but also highlights what you need to be doing in practice to be deemed competent at each level. The matrix can be found by following this link to the CIfA website: