ScARF Skills Workshops

Throughout 2017 and 2018, ScARF will be hosting a programme of workshops for those working in archaeology and museums with the aim of encouraging collaboration and building on existing skills within the sector. The aim is to take the workshops across the country so that as many people as possible have the chance to build their skills and share their knowledge of best practice within archaeology. 

Workshop 3: Archaeology in Aberdeenshire

Applications for the workshop on the 27th November are now closed. Details of future workshops will be released in due course. 

Date: Monday 27th November 2017

Location: Mintlaw Discovery Centre, Aberdeenshire

This one-day workshop is aimed at those working (whether paid staff or volunteers) in the heritage sector in Aberdeenshire. The basic ideas behind archaeological research and curation will be introduced, with a focus on the archaeology and heritage of Aberdeenshire. There will be talks and training by specialists in local archaeology and museums as well as discussion and object handling. There will be talks on a variety of topics, including; obtaining archaeological assemblages and artefacts, recording procedures, what collections are for, storing collections, what can be learnt from assemblages, how to interpret and display archaeological collections, how social history collections can assist archaeological research etc. People coming along are being asked to provide three questions they would like to know the answers to in order to help up tailor the day for those who will be there. Speakers will include archaeologists and museums curators.
 
 
If you wish to apply for a place at the workshop, then please complete the form at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ScARFAberdeenshireYou can, of course, always get in touch for more information before booking a place by using the contact form in the footer. 
 

 

Previous Workshops

The first of our skills workshops was part of a series related to the ‘lifecycle’ of archaeological objects. 

Workshop 1: Lithics

Applications for the workshop on the 13th March are now closed. Details of future workshops will be released in due course. 

Date: 13th March 2017

Location: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

The initial workshop will focus on Lithics and is aimed at anybody with an interest in Scottish lithics and stone tool technology, whether actively involved in fieldwork, project design, management, post excavation work or curatorial-related work. There will be talks and training by leading experts in the field of Scottish lithic studies including Torben Ballin, Julie Lochrie and Neil Curtis. There will also be opportunities for participants to discuss their own experiences in excavating or working with lithics as well as handle teaching collections and artefacts, all with the aim of sharing best practice in archaeological and museum settings.

You can download the flyer for the event here (420 Kb). if you wish to apply for a place at the workshop, then you need to complete the form here as email only applications will not be accepted. You can, of course, always get in touch for more information before booking a place by using the contact form in the footer. 

 

Workshop 2: OASIS

Applications for the workshop on the 26th June are now closed. Details of future workshops will be released in due course. 

Date: 26th June 2017

Location: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Most archaeologists working in Scotland (and the wider UK) will know about OASIS (http://oasis.ac.uk/pages/wiki/Main). OASIS is currently undergoing redevelopment and part of that process involves trying to realise a long held ambition to better integrate museums into the process. As part of our Museums Project, ScARF will be hosting a small workshop to try and bring together those working with OASIS in a museums and archaeology setting to learn more about OASIS and plans for its development.
 
Jo Gilham (HERALD Project Manager) at the Archaeology Data Service and Peter McKeague (Spatial Information Manager, Historic Environment Scotland) will be on hand to answer questions and to let those who will be (or could be) using HERALD know more about how the redevelopment might affect their work. Paula Milburn (Discovery and Excavation Scotland editor) will also be on hand to answer questions and provide a Scottish perspective. 
 
If you work with OASIS at the moment in a museums and archaeology setting, or are involved with the deposition of archaeological archives in Scotland and want to know more then this is the workshop for you!
 
If you wish to apply for a place at the workshop, then email emma@socantscot.orgYou can, of course, always get in touch for more information before booking a place by using the contact form in the footer.