What is heritage interpretation?

What is heritage interpretation?

There are a number of popular definitions describing heritage interpretation process, however we feel that the best definition is the one developed by Interpretation Canada in the 1970s.

This definition has been picked-up over the past 40 years by many organizations, and is still the one most often taught in colleges and university around the world.

This definition is:

"Heritage interpretation is a communication process, designed to reveal meanings and relationships of our cultural and natural heritage, through involvement with objects, artifacts, landscapes and sites."