Interpreting Heritage Places and Items Guidelines
This document provides guidance about best practice in heritage interpretation. It applies to all types of environmental heritage: natural and cultural (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) and also to movable heritage – any natural or manufactured object or collection of heritage significance.
- 1 August 2005
- NSW Heritage Office
Heritage publications, Information series, Guideline, Publication
In the recent past, interpretation of heritage was
often seen as an end product; such as signs to be
erected after the building works or walking tracks
were completed. Now, managers and their advisors
recognise that many aspects of management impact
upon the visitor’s perception of an item; and also
that there are opportunities for interpretation for
workers as well as visitors in day to day
The development and management of interpretation
may be a collaborative process, involving state, and
local governments, museums and private owners.