Heritage Interpretation and Design

This half-day course will be held at Cressing Temple. The course is aimed at anyone wanting to further their understanding in heritage interpretation and design. This will provide a valuable set of planning and development tools for helping with unlocking the heritage and stories associated with heritage sites and buildings to create memorable experiences for visitors.

The day will commence with an introduction to the heritage interpretation planning process and developing the methodology for identifying and understanding the key themes and their relevance to the audience. This will then be taken forward highlighting the key steps towards preparation of an interpretation plan. The second session will focus on the creativity of concept and design development to produce innovative, imaginative interpretation to capture the heart and minds of visitors.

The session will be delivered by Dale Lewis (Managing Consultant) and Alan Birdsall (Interpretive Designer) of Haley Sharpe Design. Haley Sharpe are one of the world’s leading interpretation design companies and have more than 35 years’ experience working on a wide range of heritage sites and buildings. This includes major international projects including St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and Sharjah Natural History Museum as well as many Heritage Lottery funded projects throughout the UK, including Stonehenge Visitor Centre, London Museum of Water and Steam and the Magna Carta exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral. Dale and Alan both have over 30 years’ experience in heritage interpretation and design working for clients including the public, private and charitable sectors as well as national heritage organisations.

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St Louis Archway Gateway

London Museum of Water and Steam

Salisbury Cathedral