European Conference on Heritage Interpretation | 3-6 October 2017 in Inverness, Scotland | #interpconf17
A' dèanamh cheanglaichean: A' beachdachadh às ùr air cruthan-tìre
Making connections: Re-imagining landscapes
This conference will reflect on the complexity of landscapes and the connections people make with them.
Landscapes are the setting for most interpretation – geology and landforms; habitats and species; resources that sustain life and the resources we make things from; places to live and places to create meaning. They vary from the wild to the managed, rural to urban, and everything in between. We constantly recreate our relationships with landscapes, whether finding the value of true wilderness or creating cultural spaces. Whether the primary focus of our work is in natural or cultural heritage, the many subjects we interpret are connected to landscapes. Landscapes show us how the natural and cultural worlds are inter-connected. Heritage interpretation is uniquely placed to support a holistic and integrated view of the landscape, encompassing both natural and cultural heritage.
In Inverness, at the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Making connections: Re-imagining landscapes will highlight the power and potential of the interpretive approach enabling people to discover meaning, value and ownership in landscapes, past, present and future. The conference will build on the connected landscape by giving the opportunity for decision-makers, managers, curators and interpreters to learn from each other – across disciplines and beyond borders.
This international conference is organised jointly by the Association for Heritage Interpretation and Interpret Europe and we want to stimulate thinking on how heritage interpretation can help deliver meaningful experiences across Europe between visitors and our wonderful diverse range of natural and cultural landscapes.