HDC International: Interpretive planning around the world...

HDC International - The interpretive planning experts!

We are one of a small handful of heritage interpretation consulting firms that are trained, qualified and accredited to deliver interpretive planning to NAI and NPS standards.

HDC interpretation master planning strategies are used as a fundamental business planning tool at interpretation centres, museums, historic sites, heritage trails, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, nature reserves, zoos, historic towns and so on. The process can also be scaled up and used as an interpretation systems planning strategy at a regional or even national level as the basic principles of interpretive planning remain fundamentally the same regardless of the size of the subject area.

HDC's interpretation master planning service is led by Crispian Emberson, CEO of HDC International and senior HDC partner, the renowned international heritage interpretation expert; Professor Dr John Veverka, author of the seminal work 'Interpretive Master Planning'.

Over the past 30+ years we have developed many hundreds of interpretation plans, interpretation action plans and interpretive master plans and strategies for clients in over 40 countries around the globe, making us the world leaders in this specialist field - in fact many of the techniques and principles commonly used in interpretive planning today were first developed by the HDC team.

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Most interpretation planners read the leading book on interpretive planning....
We wrote it.

John Veverka is author of "Interpretive Master Planning", the world's best-selling book on interpretation planning which is a key book on the reading list of most universities and colleges around the world and is the 'go-to' resources for museums, national parks, heritage organizations and even local, regional and national governments the world over. Find out more here...

Find out more about interpretation master planning...

Follow the links below to learn about the different types of interpretation planning models.

Objective Based Interpretive Master Planning
Objective based interpretive master planning sometimes called outcome based interpretive master planning is a methodology designed and developed by the HDC team over the last 30-years. In our experience the best way to approach interpretive master planning is to look at the outcomes or objectives from the interpretive master planning efforts.

Benefits Based Interpretive Master Planning
Benefits based interpretive master planning is, a up-scaled version of outcome based interpretive master planning designed for commercial sites, or those looking to identify a return on investment.

Media Based Interpretive Master Planning
Media based interpretive master planning - We see this approach used all the time and is the most commonly used interpretive master planning methodology we see used by inexperienced, untrained or clueless practitioners! Commonly used by exhibit builders as it results in more business for them! This is the approach WE DON’T RECOMMEND!