Audience development

Find case studies on engaging and developing audiences of archives.

Berwick upon Tweed

The aim was to encourage a new group of young users and their teachers to use the archive service and to test whether it was possible to use archives as a suitable learning medium for such a young age group.

Essex Record Office

The ERO and the University of Essex designed a one-day session for first year History undergraduates.

Flintshire Record Office

The work required for this project prompted the Record Office to form links with two universities.

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Writers and playwrights have developed writing based upon the lives of people within the county which are documented in the archive.

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

Heritage Lottery funding enabled Sandwell Community History and Archives Service (CHAS) to commission a play for Black History Month.

Comic book conservator

The aim is to extend the campaign, covering the full range of archival material held by the public in their homes.

Chichester Festival Theatre Archive

The Pass It On Project is a three year project funded by the Heritage Lottery fund which began in January 2013.

The National Archives: Caribbean Through a Lens

Evaluation demonstrated that not all CTAL audiences were exclusively of Caribbean heritage.

Angus Library and Archive

The Angus Library and Archive is the leading collection of Baptist history and heritage worldwide.

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

The aim of the project was to introduce a new and diverse audience to the archives by demonstrating a fresh way of using archive material.

University of the Arts London

Object based learning refers to any hands-on practical exercise involving objects, specimens, artefacts or artworks.