European Conference on Heritage Interpretation | 3-6 October 2017 in Inverness, Scotland | #interpconf17
Being touched by a heritage site, considering how it relates to oneself, and how it can help to shape our common future – this is what characterises good heritage interpretation. Heritage interpretation takes place in varied locations such as protected areas, historic sites, zoos or museums. It is supported by a broad range of approaches from guided walks to sophisticated exhibitions. Many people working at heritage sites are good heritage interpreters – even if they are not aware that this is an increasingly important profession.
Inverness is the capital of the Highlands of Scotland and sits on the banks of the River Ness. Crowned by its castle, Inverness is a thriving city with a rich variety of places to visit and things to do both in and around the city. It boasts a number of historic buildings in the Old Town that can be appreciated while browsing city shops. There is a great selection of places to eat and drink too with peaceful areas close to the city centre for relaxing and a great variety of places to stay. The city itself is small, compact and easy to get around.
Read more about Inverness.
Association for Heritage Interpretation
The Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) is the key forum in the UK and Ireland for anyone interested in interpretation – the art of helping people explore and appreciate our world. AHI believes that interpretation enriches our lives through engaging emotions, enhancing experiences and deepening understanding of places, people, events and objects from the past and present.
AHI aims to promote excellence in the practice and provision of interpretation and to gain wider recognition of interpretation as a professional activity. More information.
Interpret Europe – European Association for Heritage Interpretation
Learning from our heritage is essential for building European citizenship. Learning is most powerful where real things can be experienced first-hand: at places such as protected landscapes and historic towns, monuments and museums, zoos and botanical gardens. Interpret Europe brings all of these places together. Joining us provides opportunities to share experiences with professionals, enterprises and universities from more than 40 countries about ways of making European heritage more meaningful to people. More information.