Dr MacGinnis presents the initial results of the British Museum’s heritage management training scheme, which focuses particularly on fieldwork management, training students on excavation and post-excavation techniques.
The Iraq Heritage Management Training Scheme (the (“Iraq Scheme”) is a programme funded by the UK government and delivered through the British Museum dedicated to offering training to archaeologists from across the whole of Iraq in cultural heritage management and practical fieldwork skills. The programme consists of a UK cycle covering theoretical issues and the introduction of technical skills, followed by a component of practical fieldwork training delivered on site in Iraq. The Scheme aims to offer training to approximately 50 Iraq professionals over the next four years. This paper will outline details of the Scheme and report on the progress of the first contingent of participants.