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When we really believe the things we have share are beautiful and valuable it makes a difference to how we share them. Or, to put it another way, the way we present activities or information carries implicit messages about how … Continue reading
The grass does always look greener on the other side of the track. When I train wildlife interpreters they frequently complain that historical interpretation is so much easier because of ‘all those stories and characters that you have to work … Continue reading
Heritage sites can be good, powerful and human places to encounter and understand the important people and events that have shaped a country’s past and present. I believe they have a particularly important role for international visitors. I have been … Continue reading
Last week I posted about a stop-me-in-my-tracks question on the use of humour in interpreting tales of bloodshed. You may need to read about that before this makes any sense – click here. Several people have got in touch (many … Continue reading
Over the Bank Holiday weekend I went to Bosworth battlefield and found a new addition to my (imaginary, but not that long) list of really well interpreted places in the UK. It was a really ‘good day out’, and … Continue reading
Time and history were strange to me in Australia. I found myself wedged between two, so different, cultures: one so, quite scarily, younger-than-trees new, only a few hundred years; the other deeply mysteriously, older-than-rivers ancient, tens of thousands of years. … Continue reading