Training and Events

Opportunities and training with a small coloured logo in the title, are those that have been organised, funded and facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

Tackling Bulk Archaeology: Training day

Friday 4th October 2013


Newport Museum & Art Gallery

The Society of Museum Archaeologists is launching the first of a series of archaeological training sessions for anyone working with or wanting to know more about archaeological collections. 

This year’s programme has three distinct themes: tackling bulk archaeology, focus on small finds and archaeological conservation. The first of these sessions takes the theme of bulk archaeology and looks at identifying and working with archaeological animal bones. 

Further themes and dates will be announced throughout the year. 

Tackling Bulk Archaeology: Animal Bones

This one day training sessions will be a practical session focussing on how to identify archaeological animal bones. It will offer advice on how to research and use these collections, share best practices in curation and conservation and provide guidelines for scientific analysis or destructive techniques.

These sessions will be led by Claire Randall, freelance osteoarchaeologist and museum curator, with experience as a field archaeologist and working with commercial organisations, community groups and universities. They are suitable for field archaeologists, museum curators, volunteers working with archaeological collections, or students wanting to learn more. 

Each session costs just £30 and includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited to a maximum of 10 so book today! 

To book your place, or for more information, please contact Kate Iles:, 0117 9223459.