The professional network for heritage interpreters

Working to interpret natural & cultural heritage

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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

March 24, 2021

New Code of Ethics adopted by trustees on behalf of AHI

At the meeting of the AHI committee on the 11th March a new code of ethics for interpretation was formally approved, following the consultation with the […]
March 10, 2021

Content Producer – Rochdale Town Hall Restoration Project

Rochdale Town Hall is without doubt a building of the highest level of national importance. Its Grade I listing places it in the top 2.5% of […]
March 9, 2021

Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park – Interpretation Consultant – expired

Deadline 22nd March We are developing our understanding of our founder, Sir Peter Moores and require an interpretation consultant who is able to research his story, […]

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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