An essential guide to present practice and policy concerning issues in heritage management, Heritage Interpretation draws on the accumulated expertise and international reputation for excellence of the UK heritage industry to describe and analyze best practice in heritage interpretation.
The contributors, all responsible for developing best practices, come from a range of heritage organizations including English Heritage, The National Trust, Historic Scotland, CADW and National Parks. They draw on examples from throughout the UK, from public art and twentieth-century military remains, to cathedrals and urban heritage, and discuss the range of interpretive options available and how they can be appropriately tailored to specific places and audiences.
Providing practical guidance on interpretive techniques, the book provides insights into the philosophies and thinking that underpins their adoption in particular contexts.
This clear and easy guide is an valuable addition to the reading list of any student of history or heritage studies.
Table of Contents
1. Interpreting Urban Heritage 2. Highland Interpreting Strategy Project 3. Live Interpretation 4. Interpreting Historic Scotland 5. Heritage Interpretation and Cadw 6. Constructing Pasts – Interpreting the Historic Environment 7. The National Trust 8. Interpreting Industrial Heritage 9. Public Art – Its Role as a Medium for Interpretation 10. Jessie’s Cats and Other Stories – Presenting and Interpreting Recent Troubles 11. The Use of New Technology in the Interpretation of Historic Landscapes 12. Tilden’s Children: Interpretation in Britain’s National Parks 13. Thinking about Interpretation – Changing Perspectives at English Heritage