Archaeology 2025

ARCHAEOLOGY-2025-RED-MID-RESArchaeology 2025 is a 10 year strategy which will inform the journey for Irish archaeology. The Royal Irish Academy Standing Committee for Archaeology, in collaboration with The Discovery Programme, recognise the need to review the infrastructure and profession of archaeology in Ireland to ensure that its unique status as a cultural, scientific and social resource plays a part in Ireland’s current recovery.

Consultation on an all-island, and EU, level will probe how archaeology best adjusts within new political, economic and social landscapes. The Archaeology 2025 Strategy will be published in 2016, and will be drawn from extensive archaeological consensus. The aim is to:

• guide the profession from the lessons learned towards a solid path to the future
• connect with other relevant spheres in a meaningful way
• bring vitality, growth and sustainability to archaeology

Archaeology 2025 will:

• set the agenda for Irish archaeology from 2016 to 2025
• stimulate change in the attitudes of, and communication with, wider society including policy- makers
• plan how archaeology could share its potential with other sectors
• outline pathways to proposed actions for growth and employment
• foster better professional coordination.

Ways to Have Your Say?

Archaeology 2025 will be a vehicle to drive change, rather than simply accept it.  A successful strategy will rely on a lively debate within the profession and hearing from external bodies. Take the wheel and steer this transformation. Either as an individual or an organisation, take part in the Archaeology 2025 consultation process by face-to-face interviews, focus groups, forums or written submissions.  Follow the events on the Discovery Programme website, Facebook or Twitter.


Mary Teehan, Strategy Coordinator, Archaeology 2025
The Discovery Programme, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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