The professional network for heritage interpreters

Working to interpret natural & cultural heritage

Pilgrim Visitor Experience and Interpretation 

Gloucester Cathedral

Joining AHI

AHI Ethos

AHI believes that interpretation enriches our lives through engaging emotions, enhancing experiences and deepening understanding of places, people, events and objects from the past and present.

AHI aims to promote excellence in the practice and provision of interpretation and to gain wider recognition of interpretation as a professional activity.

Museums – Chatsworth

 Join AHI and each year you will receive:

    • regular e-news with industry updates, notice of jobs/contracts and training opportunities,
    • two interpretation journals featuring the latest developments in interpretation,
    • discounts on events and conferences,
    • access to webinars and best practice guidelines in the professional development section of the website,
    • option to advertise in our Supplier Directory.

Latest industry insight and news

Available in full to members

August 31, 2021

Are you looking to become part of the RSPB flock?

Visitor Experience Area Consultant (Maternity Cover) We are creating a new strategy for new ways to engage and excite our audiences through innovative events and experiences […]
August 24, 2021

Content Producer – Interpretation and Wayfinding (6 month fixed term contract, Hyde Park, London W2

About Us Created in March 2017, The Royal Parks is a charity that supports and manages 5,000 acres of historic and precious parkland across London. Millions […]
August 20, 2021

AHI Virtual Conference 2021 – Call for Papers – deadline extended to 30 September 2021

We are looking for proposals for this year’s online annual conference 2021. Our annual conference is the principal networking event for people working within heritage interpretation […]

Museum Explorer AR Experience

Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales, Cardiff

AHI Engaging People Awards 2021

Celebrating the best heritage, nature, culture and science experiences in Britain and Ireland

Sponsored by The Creative Core

Our Engaging People Awards celebrate projects that tell great stories about places, people and collections, and inspire visitors and local communities to explore and discover more. If you are doing this, and taking positive steps towards diversity and climate sustainability too, then we want to hear about it!

We welcome projects that represent the diversity of people, places and stories from across the UK and Ireland.

Creu Hanes- Making History

St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

Suppliers directory

Find your local supplier

Looking for someone to work on an interpretation project? Our on line directory is a great place to start, listing services supplied by many of our members.

Members can purchase their own business listing.  Download application form.

AHI Events

Professional Development & Training

One Day Events

Join AHI and get discounts on our one-day events, which are a great opportunity to showcase innovative work and develop your skills. Please contact us if you have an idea for an event, or would like to host one.

The relaxed approach to the event made it highly enjoyable and created a space where open dialogue could occur – there was no fear about asking questions.

Access to Resources

Membership Professional Development Downloads

Professional Development Resource Downloads

Membership entitles you to download our online resources. These include AHI's own best practice guidelines which cover a variety of interpretative practice. Your membership includes all previously published works and any guidelines published during your membership.

 
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