The National Panel for Archaeological Archives in Wales

The National Panel for Archaeological Archives in Wales is an advisory body established by the Historic Environment Group with a remit to promote the care of and encourage access to the archaeological archives of Wales.

The work of the Panel is agreed with the Historic Environment Group and the Panel reports on this and on issues regarding the efficient management of archaeological archives in Wales to ensure their continued value as a research resource, their accessibility to the public and their management to ensure that they remain useable into the future.

The Panel is able to draw expertise from a range of organisations. Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales provides secretarial support.

Archaeological Archives Forum
Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales
Association of Local Government Archaeologists: Wales/Cymru
Cadw (Welsh Government)
Chartered Institute of Archaeologists: Wales/Cymru Group
Museums Archives Libraries Division (Welsh Government)
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales
Society for Museum Archaeology
The Archives and Records Council of Wales
The Council for British Archaeology: Wales
The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales
The National Library of Wales
The Welsh Archaeological Trusts
Welsh Universities (Archaeology Departments)

The Panel commissioned a Review of the Storage, Access to and Use of Archaeological Archives in Wales and is overseeing the implementation of the agreed recommendations. Another priority has been the review and updating of the National Standards for Wales for Collecting and Depositing Archaeological Archives.