A woodcut-style illustration of a figure standing on a note pad, holding a pen aloft in triumph.

Extremely practical… and inspirational – thanks!”

“In the past I have left confused from interpretation training but I’m leaving this one feeling much more confident.”

“Not only helped me develop a positive/creative approach … but revolutionised my view of what exhibition texts are trying to achieve.”

People enjoy my training events. They leave with new skills, confidence and enthusiasm.

I aim to help people to understand what they want to achieve through heritage interpretation, as well as how to make it effective. I have run events ranging from a half-day to two weeks, as well as teaching on university courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I developed the UK’s first ever course on writing interpretation in 1993, and have run many popular events and workshops on this subject for museums, national parks, community groups and tourist attractions.

Here are some examples of courses I’ve run in the United Kingdom, and of international events from Norway to the Indian Ocean. Most of my training is developed for an organisation or to meet the needs of a particular group, such as local museums in a local authority area. Get in touch if you would like to discuss an event for your site or your team.

 

Illustration by Ian Saxton