Interpretation Planning Training Books

Interpretive Masterplanning by Dr John A. Veverka


Interpretive Master Planning - "a classic work by an author who does interpretive planning every day" - shares an unrivalled wealth of experience and practical advice on planning and designing interpretive facilities and services. Of value to museums, visitor centres, and historic or natural history sites, John Veverka's lively text uses stories, case histories and interactive examples to illustrate every aspect of the interpretive process: from how to decide what to interpret, and how best to do it, through to effective planning, implementation - and much more.

This is, quite simply, the most comprehensive reference book on the subject. Richly illustrated in colour, and focusing firmly on visitors and the quality of their experience, its 40 chapters, 100 illustrations and almost 600 pages will ensure that your interpretation really works. In addition to the authoritative text, a rich variety of time-saving, tried-and-tested checklists, flowcharts, diagrams, tables, forms and worksheets are included and designed to be freely reproduced and used.


- Interpreting to Visitors: Learning Concepts
- Introduction to Interpretation
- The Interpretive Planning Process
- Interpretive Self-Guided Trails and Tours
- Planning For Interpretive Exhibits
- Planning Conducted Interpretive Programs


- Interpretive Philosophy and Principles
- Exactly What Is Interpretation?
- Creating Interpretive Themes
- Developing Successful Partnerships
- Bringing 7000 Years of History to Life
- Interpretation as a Management Tool
- Interpreting Cemeteries and Gravestones
- Guidelines for Interpreting Critical Issues
- Interpretive Communication
- Interpretive Planning for the Next Millennium
- Request for Proposal Guidelines
- The Language of Live Interpretation
- Using Interpretive Themes and Objectives Makes Your Program Planning Easier
- Why Your Scenic Byway Can’t Succeed Without Real Interpretation 24
- Interpretive Program Planning Worksheet
- Interpretive Tips Practicum


- Interpretive Master Planning Keeps Your Garden Growing
- Interpretive Plan Outline
- Interpretive Plan Outline for Visitor Center Exhibit Planning
- Exhibit Planning Worksheet
- Exportable Interpretation: Ideas To Go Away With
- Is Your Scenic Byway Interpretation Sustainable?
- Planning for Interpretive Training Courses
- Planning Interpretive Walking Tours


- Tips and Concepts For Planning Truly Interpretive Exhibits
- Planning Truly Interpretive Panels


- Interpretive Graphic Standards for Heritage Sites


- Marketing Basics: It’s All About the Visitors
- A Practical Guide to Developing Marketing Brochures


- Visitor Center Evaluation
- Evaluating Children’s Exhibits
- Advances in Interpretive Planning


- Interpretive Planning Form Sets
- Request for Proposal Templates
- Suggested Reading

Professor Dr John A Veverka

Professor Dr John A Veverka is one of the world's leading experts in heritage interpretation masterplanning, training and heritage tourism development, with experience spanning over 35-years and taking him all over the world. He has worked on projects in Canada, Greece, Malta, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Saudi Arabia, UK and throughout the USA.

John is one of the two founding members, and senior associate of HDC International. He lectures widely on Heritage Interpretation and Interpretation Planning, and serves as a consultant to many leading agencies and organisations worldwide. Clients include: Eden Project, National Forest Service (Korea), National Museum Wales, National Park Service, Natural England, Norfolk Tourism, Nova Scotia Museums, Santa Fe de Antioquia (Columbia), Texas Historical Commission and the US Army Corps of Engineers.