|Tilden’s Principles of Interpretation
Freeman Tilden’s classic book Interpreting our Heritage is still an inspiration as well as a practical toolbox. Find out more at:
Links to Resources Around the World
Scroll down to find on-line handbooks, standards, articles, organizations and more!
Heritage Interpreter National Occupational Standards
Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council
Register, find your way to on-line learning, order, and check back later under My Orders to download a pdf version (they also offer an online course and certification).
Journal of Interpretation Research
Abstracts available for recent issues and full articles available for issues more than two years old.
A Sense of Place; An interpretive planning handbook
2001, Scottish Interpretation Network, ed. James Carter. [PDF, 3.7Mb]
Museum Education Monitor
Current research, journal articles and much more, plus interesting articles.
Other Canadian Organizations
https://interpretiveguides.org/ - Interpretive Guides Association (Canadian Mountain Parks)
http://http://www.aqip.ca/ - L'Association Québécoise d'Interprétation du Patrimoine
http://caza.ca/ - Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums
http://eecom.org/ - Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication
http://www.chta.ca - Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association
Other National Organizations
http://www.interpnet.com/ - National Association of Interpretation (US)
http://www.ahi.org.uk/ - Association for Heritage Interpretation (UK)
https://www.interpretationaustralia.asn.au/ - Interpretation Australia
https://interpretscotland.org.uk/ - The Scottish Interpretation Network
http://aam-us.org/ - American Association of Museums
http://www.aore.org/ - Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
https://naaee.org/ - North American Association for Environmental Education
http://www.museumlearning.org/ - Museum Learning Collaborative
http://www.discovernw.org/index.htm - Northwest Interpretive Association
http://www.natctr.org/ - Association of Nature Center Administrators
http://www.anpr.org/ - Association of National Park Rangers
https://www2.epa.gov/education - Environmental Education Department of the US EPA
http://www.alhfam.org/ - The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
Learning About Learning
Current approaches in education are always changing. Former national chair Lisa McIntosh has provided some of her favorite references here.
Constructivism for Museums
Educational Resources Information Centre (ERIC)
A good searchable resource
Judging Excellence in Exhibitions