Category Archives: Museums

Heritage interpretation in Stockholm Day Three: the lesson I needed to learn

I set out yesterday in search of Swedish artists – about whom I was impressively ignorant – and of five interpretation pointers I could write about here (see yesterday’s post). It turns out that are not five pointers today. Just one big five times … Continue reading

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Heritage interpretation notes from Stockholm Days One and Two

I know it’s easy to mix my work up with what other people do on holiday. Sometimes it’s even easy to mix my work up with what I do on holiday. But there is a difference – when I am working … Continue reading

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Do you need a heritage interpreter?

What could a heritage interpreter do for you? Do you need one? What good do they do? You probably need a heritage interpreter if you have some aspect of natural or human heritage that you want to tell people about. … Continue reading

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‘What would you make?’ – how can we help adults engage with exhibitions?

A good exhibition inspires a creative response. When adults take time to leave creative responses to an exhibit, that is worth celebrating. Here are two examples from The Lighthouse in Glasgow, Scotland and The National Craft Centre in Kilkenny, Ireland. … Continue reading

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How can heritage attractions become ‘places where people talk …’ a CitizenM masterclass

If museums want to become social spaces, they need to look about them. Just now I am looking at the Citizen M hotel in Glasgow.  It’s a master class in creating a vibrant, welcoming, stimulating, cosmopolitan social space. “Zoos are places … Continue reading

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‘Well, it’s cold up there in Buxton’. First impressions – what do we want to tell foreign visitors about us?.

TellTale is hosting Slovenian interpreter, Janja Sivec. Here, as our guest blogger, she writes about her first impressions of Buxton – and its interpretation. When we think of first impressions, we usually think of people we have met. But this … Continue reading

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Making the most of a training opportunity; 5 more steps towards Santa Cruz

I am still thrilled about the prospect of the “You can’t do that in Museums” Camp in Santa Cruz (see here for the background).  I think it is going to be amazing and great professional development.  My experience as a … Continue reading

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