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I believe interpreters are closely related to storytellers. I ‘invented’ the word ‘interpretelling’ year or so ago. Freshly arrived in Western Australia, I was preparing to deliver a keynote at the Museums Australia/Interpretation Australia Conference in Perth. One evening, somewhat dazzled … Continue reading
Interpretelling draws on the ancient art of storytelling to make contemporary heritage communication more effective. Storytelling contains several important lessons for interpreters. Here are three of them. 1. You must have mastery of your content Good storytellers know you must have … Continue reading
Stories are vital to communicators because they are viral. They are contagious: they want to be passed on. That is how we recognize a story. People retell it. Stories get people talking. Putting our content onto stories codes it and … Continue reading
Look around, listen, and you will find that story is everywhere – in conversation, in advertising, in business, religion, therapy, arts. Story is all around. It’s dazzling. It is powerful. Story is not simply an enduring tradition, it is at … Continue reading
When I consider using story in interpretation, I am mining a vein of thought that has run deep through my 30 years in the interpretation business, constantly welling up into new ideas and questions. For me it has been and continues … Continue reading
Last week I was at a fascinating seminar on Spaces, Places and Practices of Remembrance and Memory at the National Memorial Arboretum, one of my favorite places (see here). Lots of food for thought. I found myself in the stimulating … Continue reading