A diverse network of interpreters
involved with interpretation of natural & cultural heritage
Brockholes Nature Reserve
Interpretive design by Bright 3D
Photo: Jason Lock
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.
The Receiving Ward
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Norfolk Museums Service.
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
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.
Spending some time in that 'utopian interpretation bubble' of the conference is really beneficial and helps you to refocus, catch up with fellow professionals you rarely see, make new friends and see and hear about examples of interpretation that can help inform and inspire your own work.
Facts, Fiction & Interpretation was the theme for our 2019 AHI Conference which we held in Bedford with a cracking visit to Bletchley Park - We look forward to posting the conference film soon.
At a gala ceremony on Thursday night, award-winning museum, historic house, visitor centre and volunteer exhibitions were announced by AHI Patron Loyd Grossman CBE. Check out the winners.
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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.