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    Survey of Historic Environment Specialists – we need your help

    Survey of Historic Environment Specialists: We need your help   The next few years are forecast to be a time of considerable change affecting our historic environment. Large-scale infrastructure projects like HS2, major road schemes, and a mammoth programme of housebuilding are forecast to very significantly increase the demand for a skilled historic environment workforce, at a time when some of the country’s most experienced historic environment specialists are approaching retirement. As a sector we need to try to get to grips with the impact of these two factors, and to invest focused resources into accommodating them.   The national heritage agencies have commissioned Landward Research to undertake a new survey of…

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    Historic Environment Specialists

    Landward Research Ltd are delighted to have been commissioned by Historic England to assess skills needs and other labour market intelligence issues in the fields of buildings history, garden history and archaeological specialisms. These projects will be successors to the Survey of Archaeological Specialists 2010-11 and Atkins 2008 “Identifying Activity and Skills Needs in Buildings History: Final Report”.    

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    The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey

    Landward Research Ltd is delighted to announce that Creative and Cultural Skills have published The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey. This report, written on CCSkills and English Heritage‘s behalf (the report will contribute to Heritage Counts 2014) by TBR, together with Landward Research, Pomegranate and Qa Research, presents data on skills issues across the broad cultural heritage sector and presents a detailed understanding of the issues facing employers and their workforces across the UK. The project researchers spoke to over 1,000 organisations within the sector in order to provide a detailed understanding of some of the critical skills issues facing their workforces. The report’s key findings include Skills…

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    Reviews of Archaeology and the Global Economic Crisis

    Two recent recent reviews have talked positively about the Archaeology and the Global Economic Crisis, an overview of how the changed economic situation is affecting archaeological practice around the world that was co-edited by Kenneth Aitchison of Landward Research Ltd. Nathan Schlanger, the other co-editor, has had an excellent summary (together with impressive photograph) published in the ICOMOS Heritage at Risk World Report 2008-2010. Download the article here. Secondly, Paul Belford of Nexus Heritage has written in The Historic Environment: Policy and Practice that “This book is essential reading for all archaeologists. Its stated aim is not to provide thedefinitive word on archaeology and the global crisis, but to give…