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  • Plea for ideas to conserve part of National Park’s history

    Residents are being asked for their views and ideas before plans are drawn up to protect some of the distinctive historical features in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) has published a report showing the national importance of the area and the reasons it is...

  • Free-for-all building threat to National Park

    The stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park — and the well-being of its local communities — will be dealt a severe blow if changes to planning laws are introduced. The Government is proposing to allow agricultural buildings like barns to be turned into homes without the need...

  • Is English Heritage being turned into a government development agency?

    Where is the debate in the heritage community about English Heritage being turned into a government development agency? Observers of the politics of culture and heritage are asking why there has been such a muted response to the publication of the new English Heritage “Improvement Plan for Planning Services”...

  • The Heritage Alliance seeks a fair deal for English Heritage

    The Heritage Alliance- the largest coalition of heritage interests in England, representing 89 independent organisations – is seeking a CSR settlement for English Heritage on a par with other DCMS arms-length bodies. A cut of 8% under the Comprehensive Spending Review has been confirmed for the Department for Culture...

  • Killhope celebrates major funding announcement

    An award-winning County Durham museum is celebrating the announcement that it will receive a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £428,400. Killhope: the North of England Lead Mining Museum has been awarded the funding for its Rediscover Killhope project, which will include conservation work and improved visitor facilities. Work will...

  • Museum in China harbouring thousands of fake artefacts

    Image Source : WikiPedia The 60 million yuan Jibaozhai Museum opened in China in 2010 in the midst of a culture boom that sees many new museums opening every year. However, the ticket offices were shut this week amid claims that “many of the 40,000 exhibits were in fact...

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Mortimer was founded by a group of working archaeologists, dedicated and committed to the concerns of the heritage and archaeological discipline. We operate by using the Internet, social media and digital media to lobby and campaign on issues effecting our past. Central to this strategy is a growing network of industry leading professionals within their field, who work as part of the Mortimer family.

Why Mortimer?

It is named in honour of the great pioneer of popular, public archaeology, Brigadier Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler. Mortimer is not affiliated to any political party, commercial company or existing archaeological organisation.