Heritage Interpretation

Heritage Interpretation

Introduction to Heritage Interpretation for Site Managers

 

Date:
01 – 03 October 2024

Location:
Online Training Program

Application Deadline:
31 August 2024

 

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Vacancies for the workshops are limited, so please apply early.

Instructor:

Valya Stergioti,
is an interpretive trainer and planner. She has more than 20 years of experience on organizing and implementing interpretive workshops about heritage for adults and children. She works in collaboration with different NGOs and other institutions all over Greece and has more than 10 years’ experience in adult training. As Interpret Europe’s Training Coordinator, along with the members of the Training Team, she is responsible for the creation and implementation of a quality, interpretive training program that will meet the needs of heritage professionals from all over Europe. Valya is inspired by the influence that heritage interpretation can have on individuals and is always looking for new ways to enrich and improve her training activities.

Heritage Interpretation provides a well-structured framework for non-formal learning, aimed at creating meaningful and unforgettable experiences for visitors. This immersive three-day course offers participants the opportunity to delve into the principles of high-quality heritage interpretation and gain hands-on experience in implementing it at their own sites.

Through a dynamic mix of interactive exercises, group collaboration, engaging presentations, and insightful discussions, participants will acquire the skills to transform mere phenomena into captivating experiences. They will learn how to evoke a deep resonance within visitors at heritage sites, guiding them towards profound insights and nurturing an appreciation for all aspects of heritage. Additionally, participants will develop the ability to provide and receive constructive feedback to and from their peers.

 

For details on fees, application procedures and available scholarships, see the official announcement of the workshop here.

On successfully completing the workshop students will be able to:

 

    • ● Understand the basic principles of heritage interpretation.
    • ● Recognise the quality criteria that contribute to the development of heritage interpretation.
    • ● Distinguish different types of audiences and attend their needs.
    • ● Consider different interpretive media and select the most appropriate for each site.
    • ● Be aware of the basic principles for developing interpretive themes and main themes to present heritage phenomena.
    • ● Be able to link heritage phenomena with universal concepts and values.
    • ● Acknowledge the value of open-ended questions, as tools of engagement of participants in heritage interpretation.
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