Tuesday 9 December 2014 saw the formal launch of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), a momentous occasion for both the professional body and the profession of archaeology.
CIfA’s successful application for Chartered status provides recognition from the state that the profession of archaeology is working in the interests of the public and that the Institute is the proper body to regulate the conduct of the profession.
At a special event presenting the professional body’s new Board of Directors and Advisory Council, CIfA Chief Executive, Peter Hinton, reiterated the body’s strategy for the future. Among CIfA’s aims are:
- To increase understanding of the role of archaeologists in society and improve their status
- To inspire excellence in professional practice
- To give archaeologists a credible, effective and efficient professional institute
Peter added: ‘As we approach the midway point in our Strategic Plan, the launch of CIfA provides a strong assurance to members that the Institute is heading in the right direction. CIfA will continue to promote professionalism in archaeology and pursue our ambitious strategic aim. Becoming Chartered has increased the influence of the Institute, which will greatly help us meet that aim.’
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