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Below you will find links to a wealth of useful information about the field of heritage interpretation. The library holds a variety of heritage interpretation research papers, articles, guidance notes, reports, studies and so on, that you may find interesting or useful. Please cite HDC International and add a link to our home page if using any of this research in studies, publications, presentations and so on.

What is heritage interpretation?

Interpretive communication

How the art of heritage interpretation began

Why do heritage sites need interpretation?

Benefits of heritage interpretation

The Veverka Interpretive Outcome Planning Process

John Muir

Enos Mills

Freeman Tilden

Tilden's Tips

Edutainment theory

Interpretation or information?

Interpretive themes

Interpretive objectives

Overview of Interpretive Philosophy and Principles

Outcome Based Interpretation Planning

Benefit Based Interpretation Planning

Media Based Interpretation Planning

Our Heritage Interpretation Books

Where is the heritage interpretation in interpretive exhibits?

Planning Interpretation Trails

Heritage interpretation exhibit and media evaluation

Exhibit evaluation for Children's Exhibits - The Kirby Science Center Experience

Pre-testing interpretation panels, exhibits and labels

Guide to hiring heritage interpretation experts

Interpretation Panel Materials

Interpretation Panel Material Disasters

Developing Tourism Partnerships

A Scenic byway with out interpretation is just "another pretty road"!

Interpreting Scenic Byways

Understanding DDT or Designed Dwell Time

Understanding PAOT or People At One Time

Understanding SDLF or Site Design Load Formula

Tourism brochure design

Request for Proposals or Tender Brief Guidance Notes
Request for Proposal - Interpretation Planning Template
Request for Proposal - Outdoor Media Template
Interpreting graveyards and cemeteries
Interpreting holy sites
Interpreting battlefields