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Wildlife or historical interpretation – which is easier?

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

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What interpreters can learn from the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony

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

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What heritage is and why it matters.

‘History is what happened, Heritage is what it means to us, how we remember, the mark it made, the stories we tell.’ ‘Heritage happens now, History happened in the past. Which is why heritage is so political.’ The first of … Continue reading

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Quotable quotes on the importance of story

Stories matter to me. I believe the difference between history and heritage is the way we tell the story and that, oddly, there is more story in ‘heritage’ than in ‘history’. I have recently found these two short but big … Continue reading

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Memories of MAIA – one object, layers of stories

A grey Buxton February day really benefits from a bit of Oz-ness. And when that comes wrapped in a big gold ribbon with a pink heart post-it with my name on it, it’s even better. Perth seems long ago and … Continue reading

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Interesting times in Australia

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

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