Relations with other national and international organizations:
Friends of Archaeology cooperate always with local governmental organizations specially the ministry of Tourism and the Department of Antiquities in the preservation , protection and promotion of the archaeological site in Jordan. Also the Society is a member at the IUCN and other NGO’s working in the field of environment, and FoA is a member of the Jordanian NGO’s coalition for Environment and Heritage. FoA also a member at the ICOMOS since 2000 and participated in the establishment of the Jordan Architectural Heritage Society in 1995-6.
The local Community needs
The local community in Jordan lacks the knowledge and the interest in the archaeology and history of Jordan due to the little information they get about this issue and especially in the curriculum given to students in schools. The Friends of archaeology tries to cover this gap by conducting several workshops, lectures and field trips to school students to spread awareness among them about the importance of our cultural heritage. In addition of publishing articles about this issue in our monthly newsletter.
Board members are encouraged to participate in other volunteer committees, which focus on:
1. Educational & Awareness Committee
2. Newsletter Committee
3. Travel Committee
4. Public Relations & Media Committee
5. Membership Development Committee
6. Fund Raising Committee
7. Technical Research Committee for Conservation & Preservation.
Membership in the Friends of Archaeology is open to anyone interested in the society’s aims and activities. FoA has some 500 dues-paying members.
Membership categories include:
1. Resident (Family, Individual or Students)
3. Academic (Individual)
5. Corporate (local or international)
Since 1992, FoA has permanent offices in premises shared with the Petra National Trust in Jabal Amman near the Fourth Circle, behind ALICO, in front of Accountancy Bureau. Here, members and visitors register for activities, buy books and posters about Jordan, use the growing library of materials on the archaeology and history of Jordan, and attend lectures or exhibitions in the meeting hall and conference room.
Her Majesty Queen Rania al-Abdullah the Honorary President of the Friends of Archaeology Society, and a voluntary Board of Directors, elected at an annual general meeting of all FoA members, administers FoA. This board meets monthly with advisory members form Jordanian Universities and local and international archaeological institutes. A Director and a small administrative staff handle daily operations at the FoA Center.
FoA Staff who follow on all activities and day by day office work:
1. Executive Director
2. Assitstant Director
5. Office boy