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Interpretive Writing for Natural and…

Interpretive Writing for Natural and Cultural Heritage

Course / Cours
Organizing institution(s): The Heritage Management Organization
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Location of event (if online/distance learning please specify): Elefsina, Greece
The Heritage Management Organization
Training Heritage Leaders

Autumn 2018
Executive Leadership Development in Heritage Management Workshops

Interpretive Writing for Natural and Cultural Heritage

A jointly certified course by Interpret Europe and the Heritage Management Organization
16-20 November 2019 (with available option of a 3-day course on 16-18 November)
Location: The Heritage Management Organization Headquarters Kimonos 11 & Pagkalou streets, 19200, Elefsina, Greece

The key to effective word-based Heritage Interpretation is written text that grabs and holds the reader’s attention.
During a 5-day course participants will discover and practice a wide range of techniques to engage readers and master the techniques of interpretive writing. Participants who will choose to attend the full 5-day course will have the opportunity to strive to become a Certified Interpretive Writer awarded by Interpret Europe, the European Association for Heritage Interpretation, after successfully completing, and being assessed on, the following exercises:
1) develop a strong theme for a piece of interpretive writing
2) turn a poorly written and laid out graphic panel into a good example of interpretive writing and panel presentation
3) prepare a piece of interpretive writing incorporating the techniques taught in the course
4) edit and rewrite some difficult text utilizing the principles of interpretive writing and the importance of plain language
In addition to the tasks above, participants will take part in a range of other exciting activities. This includes a visit to the Elefsina archaeological site looking at how it is interpreted - creating a new graphic panel. Participants will also write a creative interpretive text about their chosen heritage feature in Elefsina.
3-day option
This year we are offering a 3-day option from 16-18 November. Participants selecting this option should be aware that: 1) 16 additional hours of coursework must be done at home, including completing the certification tasks; 2) they will receive a certificate from The Heritage Management Organization (HERITΛGE). Please indicate your preference on the form.
Your Trainer
The course’s instructor, Steven Richards-Price, is an Interpret Europe Training Team member, former IE Supervisory Committee member, former Chair of the Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI-UK), Vice-Chair of Interpret Wales, and a heritage interpreter with many years of practical experience working for natural resources agencies in Wales, UK. He has been running this course for the past two years, with excellent feedback from the participants.
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