Funding of up to £1,000 for heritage sector women available
February 8, 2019
AHI Northern regional group meeting to Hull
February 15, 2019

AHI Training Opportunities

Heritage Interpretation (Applied) Course – Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 10:00 - 16:30

The British Motor Museum, Banbury Road, Gaydon, CV35 0BJ

If you want to develop your understanding and application of interpretive good practice, then this course is for you! Led by Sarah Oswald, a creative coach with over 20 years’ experience in heritage interpretation this course is designed to give participants a thorough understanding of the practice of heritage interpretation and how to apply it to their sites, collection or interests.

The course will combine a one-day workshop with personal work and ongoing peer discussion to give you the most beneficial learning experience possible. The one-day workshop will be a mix of discussion and sharing of perspectives/experiences, practical working in pairs and small groups and some presentation of theory by the course director. It will also facilitate the building of a peer group to support you through the follow-up activity.

This course was developed in 2017 in partnership with GEM with thanks to Arts Council England funding. This course is also known when run by GEM as the Intermediate course in Interpretation. The Course fits with GEM competencies as well as the AHI full membership competencies.

The cost of this course is £125 for AHI/GEM members and £160 for non-members and includes lunch & refreshments.


Interpretive Writing – Monday, 1 April 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

National Brewery Centre, Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1NG

Led by Bill Bevan, the Interpretive writing workshop is for you to develop your own interpretive writing skills to help you engage and connect with your audiences through exhibitions, panels, leaflets and other written media.

You will learn how to plan, write and evaluate text. The day will provide you with the principles of interpretive planning and writing, along with essential writing tips and techniques. We will review a sample exhibition to help you evaluate written interpretation. You will also meet with others who undertake similar work to share ideas and experiences. The workshop will include presentations, exhibition review, group discussion and practical exercises.

The workshop is for you if your role involves writing to engage your audiences. You may be a curator, project officer, property manager, countryside ranger or visitor experience, learning or education officer. But you don’t have to be! Whether you are working, volunteering or have trustee responsibility this workshop will help you master the art of effective written interpretation.

The cost of this course is £90 for AHI members and £110 for non-members and includes lunch & refreshments.

For further information or to book onto either of these events please go to the AHI website or email to