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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
Someone told me last week that their organisation had researched what people wanted from a day out at a heritage site and that ‘having a laugh’ was one of the top five answers. I wasn’t (and am not) totally convinced. … Continue reading
A month or so I wrote a blog about why interpreters need to tackle difficult and contentious subjects which, rather flatteringly, attracted discussion (see here and here). A lot of people made interesting and thought-provoking comments particularly about the need … Continue reading
Now is a good time to be in this interpretation business. It’s an exciting time to be a heritage interpreter. It often feels like the best time in my 30 plus years in the business. There is a lot of … Continue reading
Interpreting geology in a way that really engages people’s imagination can be difficult. It may call for a crochet hook and felting needle. Getting people excited about rocks is not that easy. The stories they hold come from so long … Continue reading