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The fleeting, changeable and unpredictable nature of wildlife is part of why we love it. It also makes it aggravatingly difficult to interpret. RSPB Ynys-hir rises to the challenge brilliantly Wild things hide, skulk about and don’t show up on demand. … Continue reading
Well, I certainly under-estimated the significance of this event. Spot the heritage professional on a steep learning curve! As soon as I heard that I had a meeting in Brussels, I knew I wanted to extend the trip so that I could … Continue reading
Some questions about interpreting conflict I really didn’t know what I was embarking on when I closed the Association for Heritage Interpretation’s 2012 national conference with some stirring words about the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities for heritage interpreters at the … Continue reading
I have of late become sensitised to bias and subjectivity in interpretation. That’s not surprising as I have been working at the interpretation of conflict and contested histories. The importance of recognising perspective and prejudice is clear there. I have found that … Continue reading
Writing the words for a major museum gallery is like climbing a mountain. It is a dauntingly large task that can make even the strongest grow weary. It requires training, careful preparation, a good plan – and, I now know, … Continue reading
Last week I spent two very enjoyable and inspiring days with the RSPB. I learned a lot, talked to lots of people and listened to more. By the end of it I understood more of the big picture about ‘giving … Continue reading
In 2011 The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb was awarded the Kenneth Hudson Prize for Most Innovative Museum in Europe. I visited it in December 2013. But is The Museum of Broken Relationships really a museum, I asked myself? I mean, seriously? … Continue reading