New Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Professional Practice Paper on Delivering Public Benefit

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists has launched a new practice paper on delivering public benefit in commercial archaeology work. This Professional Practice Paper has been developed in collaboration between CIfA and HS2. It is their shared view that archaeological work should deliver real, engaging, and innovative public benefit.

The Professional Practice Paper sets out the rationale for putting public benefit at the heart of all archaeological work. As such it has particular relevance for industrial archaeology and industrial heritage sites. This is based on recent and emerging research and is grounded in the Institute’s ethical obligations for professional archaeologists.

Using a range of case studies, it also provides practical advice and suggestions for doing so. These range from high-profile public projects to small-scale, privately funded developments. Follow this link to download the paper:

Further case studies can also be found on the Delivering public benefit from archaeology pages on the CIfA website.

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