HDC Library & Resources

Library of Heritage Interpretation Guidance Notes & Resources

Follow the links to discover a wealth of heritage interpretation, national park and heritage tourism destination resources, articles and guidance notes…

What is heritage interpretation?
What is interpretive communication?
How heritage interpretation began
Why heritage sites need interpretation to survive!
Benefits of good heritage interpretation
The Veverka Interpretive Planning Methodology
Who was John Muir?
Who was Enos Mills?
Freeman Tilden the father of heritage interpretation
Freeman Tilden's Tips
What is Edutainment theory?
The difference between interpretation and information
Developing interpretive themes
Developing interpretive objectives
Overview of Interpretive Philosophy and Principles
Outcome Based Interpretation Planning
Benefit Based Interpretation Planning
Media Based Interpretation Planning
Our Heritage Interpretation Books
Where is the Interpretation In Interpretive Exhibits?
Planning Interpretation Trails
Heritage interpretation exhibit and media evaluation
Exhibit evaluation for Children's Exhibits - The Kirby Science Center Experience
Pre-testing interpretation panels, exhibits and labels
Guide to hiring heritage interpretation experts
Interpretation Panel Materials
Interpretation Panel Material Disasters
Developing Tourism Partnerships
A Scenic byway with out interpretation is just "another pretty road"!
Interpreting Scenic Byways
Site Design Load Formula & PAOT
Tourism brochure design

Request for Proposals or Tender Brief Guidance Notes
Request for Proposal - Interpretation Planning Template
Request for Proposal - Outdoor Media Template
Interpreting graveyards and cemeteries
Interpreting holy sites
Interpreting battlefields