Inspiring, engaging and connecting
The professional body in Britain and Ireland for those involved in engaging people with natural and cultural heritage
Image: Colinton Tunnel Mural Project.
Winner of the Community Engagement Category, AHI Engaging People Awards 2021.
© Colinton Tunnel
Interpretation inspires, engages and connects. We promote excellence in the practice and provision of interpretation and to gain wider recognition of interpretation as a professional activity.
We believe that interpretation enriches our lives through engaging emotions, enhancing experiences and deepening understanding of places, people, events and objects from the past and present.
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
Museum Explorer AR Experience
Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales, Cardiff
AHI Engaging People Awards 2023
Celebrating the best heritage, nature, culture and science experiences in Britain and Ireland
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
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.
Professional Development & Training
"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.