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AHI Best Practice Guidelines – opportunities to assist in the production of new guidelines

The AHI Trustees are keen to increase the number of guidelines which are available to our members. The current list of guidelines published on our website is as follows:

  • 01 - Guidelines on commissioning and tendering.
  • 02 - Interpretation panels: an introduction.
  • 03 - Interpretive leaflets: an introduction.
  • 04 - Writing interpretation for children and families.
  • 05 - Guided walks and tours: an introduction.
  • 06 - Heritage Interpretation and Tourism: an introduction.
  • 07 - Interpretive Writing.
  • 08 - Introducing a Costumed Interpretation Programme.
  • 09 - Inclusive Design: Principles and practice.
  • 10 - Thinking Interpretively about Colour and Type.
  • 11 - Creating an Interpretation Plan: an introduction.
  • 12 - Demystifying evaluation: a brief guide.
  • 13 - Natural interpretation: a brief guide.

The Trustees would like to be able to publish a number of additional guidelines this year which would be of interest to our members.

The Trustees, in discussion, have suggested the following possible new titles: Community-based interpretation; Living History; Interpretation in museums and historic properties; Illustrations for interpretation; Interpretation for bilingual and multilingual audiences; Digital interpretation.

But, what do you think?

So, we would be really interested in hearing the views of any member on our suggested list of topics or of course any other ideas for a topic or subject for a future guideline or indeed, from anyone who would like to be involved in writing all or part of a guideline for the benefit of other members.

Ideas for future guidelines or offers of assistance with writing part or a complete guideline should be e-mailed to:

Dr Philip Ryland (AHI Trustee) at or if you prefer, please ring him at work on 01202 – 965468.