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Some questions about interpreting conflict I really didn’t know what I was embarking on when I closed the Association for Heritage Interpretation’s 2012 national conference with some stirring words about the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities for heritage interpreters at the … 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
It is lovely, this work of helping people to be inspired by places. I work with marvellous historic, cultural and natural places and their stories and significances. I spend a very large proportion of my time being excited, enthusiastic, attentive, … Continue reading
Interpreters can learn a lot from other forms of cultural communication – like Olympic opening ceremonies. So what can we glean from Danny Boyle, the guy who created the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony? This is what he had to … 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
There are lots of ways to have a great visit to a heritage site. There are many types of good times to be found at old places, wild places, holy places, places of memorial, places of bloodshed, places of art, … Continue reading
I have been asked why I thought the English language needed a new word, especially a rather clunky portmanteau word like interpretelling. I do not have deeply serious or illuminating answer. As with many stories there are different versions, or … Continue reading