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TellTale intern, Slovenian interpreter, Janja Sivec writes: How can we sustain our face-to-face interpretation? A lot of smaller heritage sites are faced with this dilemma. Face to face is an important tool of interpretation, if not the most important. But … Continue reading
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
It can be hard to understand a country as a visitor. Some parts of national history, usually the highs and lows, are so well known by the natives that they need no explanation. These parts of the heritage, arguably the … Continue reading
Some of my very best moments are when the words stop. I am a word nerd. I sometimes feels my whole brain reverberates, resonates with the sound and feel of words. Spoken words, written words, read words, heard words. My … Continue reading
‘Do not do to others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.’ George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw was not a visitor experience advisor but nonetheless, he rather pithily summed up … Continue reading
We know that ideally our visitors should experience and discover heritage not just be shown or told it. Good examples of this are few and far between but ‘The Kilkenny Way‘ shows how well it can be done. It is … Continue reading