Month: October 2010

Tarbat Discovery Centre to close at end of year

Tarbat Discovery Centre has announced that it will close at the end of the year unless it finds success in an Urgent Appeal it has recently launched. This innovative museum, which presents a decade of research excavations conducted by Martin Carver at the only excavated Pictish monastery at Portmahomack, relies heavily on subsidies and local …

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Cuts to National Museums Liverpool

Museums have been starved of resources for many years relying on donations and voluntary help from their local communities. It is ironic that David Cameron chose Liverpool to announce his Big Society concept. National Museums Liverpool receives 95% of its funding from central government and has been told to expect cuts of at least 30%. It is unlikely …

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Proposed cuts at Nottinghamshire County Coucil

Nottinghamshire County Council have published proposals for cuts to the Council’s Conservation Budget of 75%, reducing their staff from 33 to 6. This will effectively mean the end of all county archaeology services in Nottinghamshire. At the moment it seems unlikely that any of the remaining 6 staff will be archaeologists. The proposals can be …

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Redundancies at Birmingham Archaeology

It has recently emerged that large redundancies are to be implemented at Birmingham Archaeology, the contracting unit of The University of Birmingham. Hal Dalwood, of Worcestershire County Council Archaeological Service, reported on BAJR Federation Forum that ..40 or so staff of Birmingham Archaeology were handed their redundancy notices early last week, and they were all …

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