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CBA Research Bulletin

ISSN 1754-8691

The CBA Research Bulletin is an occasional series publishing research supported or commissioned by the Council for British Archaeology.

Number 1 (2007)

A survey of heritage television viewing figures

Heritage is a popular subject for television programme makers, with widespread coverage on both the terrestrial TV channels (BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4, Five) and numerous digital channels. However, there is only limited information on who is watching these programmes. This report presents the findings of the first heritage television viewing figures study, undertaken by University of Bristol and TRP (Television Research Partnership) with BARB (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) data, for the Council for British Archaeology and English Heritage. It aimed to provide an England-wide analysis of television viewing figures for heritage television and trend data for 2005-2006.

Heritage Viewing Figures (HTML)

Heritage Viewing Figures (PDF – 360KB)


Number 2 (2012)

Diversifying participation in the historic environment workforce

This report is the first of its kind: there is no previous research examining the ethnic diversity of the historic environment workforce. For the purposes of the project the ‘historic environment workforce’ was defined as everybody (including volunteers) working for organisations whose core activities involve the management, understanding, conservation, development, and enhancement of historic places and material.

This project was originally designed as a scoping survey that would identify all existing data and research pertaining to ethnic diversity in the sector. This report pulls together all known analysis and available data on the subject into one holistic analysis that examines all parts of the sector (including its educational, voluntary and professional elements).

Diversifying Participation in the Historic Environment Workforce (PDF – 2.7MB)

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