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Archaeology Audience Network

The Archaeology Audience Network (AAN) was a project that brought together many of the UK’s leading archaeological organisations to build the most accurate picture to date of the audiences that public and community archaeology attracts and engages with in England and make it freely accessible online. With this information in hand, Network partners worked with grassroots community organisations to develop new public and community archaeology activities that reflect the needs and interests of new audiences, delivered training in gathering and using audience data, and produced new best practice guidance on how to collect and apply audience data in future activity.

Funded by the Culture Recovery Fund from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project was delivered in partnership between MOLA, The Archaeology Data Service, The Council for British Archaeology, DigVentures, Oxford Archaeology, Wessex Archaeology, and York Archaeological Trust.

ADS was involved in the collation, analysis and management of the audience data. An archive for this project will be published on the ADS later in 2024.