Partnerships with other organisations

CIfA recognises the benefits of fostering close collaborations with other organisations, allowing us to promote our shared interests.

We have established Memoranda of Understandings (MoU's) with the organisations listed below. MoU's are formal but non-legally-binding statements of intent that seek to foster a collaborative working relationship between CIfA and the organisation named in the MoU. There purpose is to help the two organisations understand each other, by setting out the established relative remits of the two organisations and identifying areas of potential collaboration. They canalso be valuable in helping others understand the organisations’ legitimate similarities and differences of roles and perspectives.

Council for British Archaeology

The MoU sets out the basis for coordination and cooperation on advocacy between the two organisations. You can read the full MoU here.


Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte e.V (DGUF)

Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte e.V (DGUF)

The MoU with DGUF recognises that both organisations have a commitment to the promotion of archaeology, care for our cultural heritage and good practice in archaeology for the benefit of archaeological research, heritage and practice, the social valuing of archaeology and our societies. 



Eurpoean Association of Archaeologists (EAA)

The MoU recognises that the EAA is an association for all archaeologists of Europe and beyond: it is a community which helps to improve archaeological method, practice and understanding by discussion with EAA members through its annual conferences and publications. The MoU also identifies CIfA as the leading professional body representing archaeologists, open to applicants from anywhere in the world and from any archaeological discipline: it accredits archaeologists as professionals, promoting high standards and strong ethics. 

Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME)

The MoU with FAME recognises that CIfA and FAME wish to work collaboratively to maximise the positive influence each organisation has on the archaeological sector. Both organisations, from their different perspectives, are invested in ensuring a healthy and sustainable future for the discipline; promoting archaeology that is recognised for giving value to the public and clients; different matters of procurement and commissioning; provision of training, conferences and networking to members and others; and environmental sustainability.

Historic England

The MoU sets out the basis for cooperating on addressing the most urgent and important challenges identified by our joint project Twenty-first-century challenges for archaeology.


Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation 

Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation

CIfA and the Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation (IHBC) have signed a MoU which outlines the intention of both institutes to develop a more structured partnership and creates new possibilities to enhance complementary membership benefits.


Register for Professional Archaeologist

The MoU commits both organisations to the promotion of professionalism and ethical good practice in archaeology.