Commercial archaeology and archaeological archives
The county of Devon is a rich historical landscape which interacts with modern-day use and development. RAMM is actively acquiring selected archaeological material from commercial and research projects within our specified geographical area.
We aim to work closely with commercial archaeologists, local authority planners and other relevant people to preserve important newly-discovered archaeological finds. In 2014 we revised our Archaeological Archives guidance and you can obtain a copy by contacting us.
Please note our archives process is different to many other museums. When preparing the Written Scheme of Investigation please contact us to obtain a Reference number. During the project we encourage on-going conversation about the content of the finds archive. We also need to be involved when making finds selection and retention decisions.
Conservation of finds
RAMM offers preliminary conservation advice for fragile or delicate artefacts discovered during commercial archaeology projects. We may also be able to offer the treatment of artefacts on a commercial basis. Please contact us for further details.