Month: March 2015

A New Era for England’s Heritage: A statement by RESCUE – The British Archaeological Trust

April 1st 2015 might just represent a watershed moment for England’s heritage, as today the body we knew as English Heritage (EH) completes its split into two new organisations. Following a very public announcement of intention and a subsequent consultation in 2013-­14 (1), the decision to transfer the management and conservation of the portfolio of …

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HMS Victory: the full story so far

RESCUE, the British Archaeological Trust has been following the case of HMS Victory AD 1744 since Odyssey Marine Exploration (OME) announced in 2009 the identification of the ship’s wreck site in the English Channel. (OME press release 26th February 2009, http://shipwreck.net/pr176.php , accessed 18th March 2015). The press release said “Odyssey has been cooperating closely …

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HMS Victory – an update

It has been reported today that the Secretary for Defence has withdrawn the permission to proceed with the latest phase of the HMS Victory Project Design, the recovery of ‘at-risk surface artefacts’, whilst the decision is reconsidered. The recovery of surface artefacts had been previously stated as the government’s least favoured approach and yet permission …

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