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.

Reignite - AHI Virtual Conference 2020

Reignite - New opportunities for interpretation following unprecedented times

2020 has been the year nobody predicted, from COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion.

This is the year everything changed.

How can interpreters reignite, evolve and thrive in this new world? What are the questions we need to ask and to answer?

Reignite – our special virtual conference will be packed with illuminating speakers and lots of opportunities to be involved and have discussions on the key issues of this year

Latest industry insight and news

Available in full to members

October 16, 2020

Introducing our 2021 AHI Award Sponsors

We are delighted to announce The Creative Core is the official sponsor of the AHI Engaging People Awards 2021. We are grateful to CORE for supporting […]
October 5, 2020

Launching our Virtual Conference for 2020

2020 has been the year nobody predicted, from COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion. This is the year everything changed. How can interpreters reignite, […]
September 18, 2020

The Woodland Trust  – Tender opportunity – one day virtual workshop

The Woodland Trust are seeking experienced professionals to quote for leading a one day virtual workshop focused  on planning, developing and delivering inclusive interpretation in a […]

Museum Explorer AR Experience

Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales, Cardiff

AHI Discover Heritage Awards

Every two years we run awards that:

  • celebrate heritage interpretation in all its forms
  • are a prestigious badge of recognition for winning and shortlisted entries
  • share, encourage and showcase good interpretive practice and the organisations responsible for it within the profession and related professions
  • publicise good interpretive practice and the organisations responsible for it through the media
  • provide interpretive evaluation to shortlisted entrants

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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Tintagel Castle

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