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EAA Committee on Professional Associations in Archaeology Meeting at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 23rd January 2008. Update on Development of Professional Associations and Issues of Professional Concern. Association of Hungarian Archaeologists. Mihály NAGY member of the board of trustees.

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EAA Committee on Professional Associations in Archaeology

Meeting at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

23rd January 2008

Update on Development of Professional Associations and Issues of Professional Concern

Association of Hungarian Archaeologists

Mihály NAGY

member of the board of trustees

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Update on development
  • Key dates:
  • 25 May 2006: the General Assembly approved the Foundation Charter
  • 4 December 2006: the General Assembly approved the Code of Ethics
  • 6 June 2006: registered by the Court of County Pest
  • 26 November 2007: the General Assembly approved the „Norms”
  • (39 bylaws and guidances)
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Members:

323 ordinary (ca. ¾ of active field archaeologists)

6 honorary

7 supporting

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INTERESTED OR INFLUENCING ORGANISATIONS

(NGOs)

LEGAL FRAMEWORK

GOVERNMENT

MINSITRY OF EDUCATION & CULTURE

EUROPEAN REGULATIONS

NATIONAL REGULATIONS

NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION OF HUNGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGISTS

ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMMITTEE OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ARTS

PULSZKY SOCIETY OF MUSEUMS

ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY MUSEUM DIRECTORATES

NATIONAL AND LOCAL CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS

TRADE UNION OF WORKERS OF PUBLIC COLLECTIONS AND GENERAL EDUCATION

INTERNATIONAL

EAA

EAC

ICOMOS

ICCROM

ICOM

MINISTER

CENTRAL

PERIPHERAL

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CULTURE

EUROPEAN UNION

Directive 1985

85/337/EEC

Directive 1997

97/11/EC

Recommendation

91/337/EEC/ 1991

COUNCIL OF EUROPE

European Cultural Convention 1954

Granada Convention 1985

Malta Convention

1992

Act CXL. of 1997 on museums, public libraries, and cultural community services

Act LXIV of 2001 on the Protection of Cultural Heritage

ministerial decrees

Act LXXVIII of 1997 on Built Environment

Act LIII of 1996 on the Protection of Natural Environment

Act XLVIII of 1993 on Mining

etc.

DEPARTMENT FOR COORDINATION

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

MUSEUMS UNIT

LIBRARIES UNIT

ARCHIVES UNIT

OFFICE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE

(authority with regional offices)

  • BUDAPEST HISTORY
  • MUSEUM
  • 19 COUNTY
  • MUSEUMS
  • UNIVERSITIES
  • (CHAIRS OF ARCH)
  • HUNGARIAN
  • NATIONAL MUSEUM
  • ARCH. INST. OF THE
  • ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
  • CULTURAL HERITAGE
  • SERVICE
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Bottlenecks:
  • planning capacity / authorisation process
  • fieldwork capacity (timing, specialist manpower)
  • storing capacity (public collections)
  • Expectations:
  • make archaeology
  • fast
  • simple
  • transparent (calculable)
  • offer better price/value ratio
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Bylaws and guidances of the „Norms”
  • Main objectives:
  • make planners and clients aware that
  • the final goal of archaeology is to share heritage values with the public
  • all activities are part of a project cycle
  • for transparency reasons, all activities must be properlydocumented
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PREPARATION PHASE
  • Appraisal of necessary archaeological intervention
  • Desk-based assessment
  • Preliminary costed assessment of archaeological works
  • Heritage impact assessment (cf. ministerial decree)
  • Calculation of tariffs
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AUTHORISATION PROCESS PHASE
  • Brief/project outline (for previous consent of the authority)
  • Specification of excavation works
  • Contract on preliminary excavation
  • Project documentation (for permission of the authority)
  • Preliminary statement of reception (finds archive)
  • Excavation permission
  • Registration of the start of excavation works (at the authority)
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DOCUMENTATION OF FIELDWORKS PHASE
  • Registration of new sites (at the heritage authority)
  • Statement of ‘territorially competent museum’ I.
  • Statement of ‘territorially competent museum’ II.
  • Records of area handover I. (at the start of excavations)
  • Excavation site records
  • Records of archaeological watching
  • Investigation and recording of standing buildings or structures
  • Primary inventory of finds
  • Records of area handover II. (after the finishing of excavations)
  • Registration of the finishing of excavation works (authority)
  • Post-excavation assessment/preliminary report
  • Complete (edited) documentation of excavation works (to
  • authority)
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INTRAMURAL WORKS PHASE
  • Documentation of scientific processing
  • Statement of reception (finds archive)
  • Records of finds archive handover
  • Inventory
  • Post-excavation project design
  • Documentation of education/exhibition
  • Synopsis
  • Exhibition scenario
  • Documentation of exhibition installation
  • Exhibition publications
  • Educational publications
  • Documentation of preservation
  • Conservation plan
  • Restoration plan
  • Storing plan
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Issues of professional concern
  • How to reconcile conflicts of interests
  • How to answer pressures
  • Should archaeology remain a monopoly of museums, or should it be made
  • open for private sector contractors?
      • If yes, on what conditions?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of ‘territorially competent museums’?
    • How is curatorial work related to excavations?
  • Ownership of finds/contexts?
  • How could we develop a ‘decent’ archaeological career?
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Thank you for your attention.

Contacts:

Homepage: http://www.regeszet.org.hu

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (prefix+36-1)-225-48-20

Fax: (prefix+36-1)-225-48-97

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