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.

Date
1 August 2005
Publisher
NSW Heritage Office
Type
Heritage publications, Information series, Guideline, Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-92112-1009
  • File PDF 121KB
  • Pages 28
  • Name interpreting-heritage-places-and-items-guidelines.pdf

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 management.

The development and management of interpretation may be a collaborative process, involving state, and local governments, museums and private owners.