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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
Interpretation often is aimed at visitors. It can be designed for local people but that’s a different game. Often it is aimed at people who are ‘not from round here’. Interpretation can play a significant role in helping them understand … Continue reading
Cultural tourism is a big international industry that is made up of many small, often tiny, micro-businesses. I find that rather appealing. I like the fact that my work in heritage interpretation is a cog in the mighty wheel of … Continue reading
During the last six months we have helped several commercial businesses to use interpretation to make more of their company heritage. We were therefore particularly interested in how Nils Olsson, manufacturers of Dala horses in the small village of Nusnas … Continue reading
I like and admire a country that sets a minimum population size for its large carnivores. Sweden does this for bear, wolf, wolverine and lynx. This of course is contentious, especially among people whose livelihoods and way of life are … Continue reading
What makes a guided interpretive experience exceptional? I suspect that Marcus from Wild Sweden has spent much of the the last ten years thinking about that. He has certainly found some answers. We went on a ‘Moose Safari’ with him … Continue reading