HERM 361: Interpretive Programming (Rev. C3) Report a Broken Link

Heritage Resource Management 361: Interpretive Programming explores foundational and applied issues in interpretive programming through a range of readings and assignments that deal with the purpose of museum interpretation, its central concepts and terminology, as well as the significant issues and debates in the field.

Unit 1


Introduction to Museum Interpretation

Unit 2


Informal and Formal Learning Strategies
[Slideshow] Models of reconstructed buildings set into the floor at the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History at Pointe Callière. Photos: Blaise MacMullin

These models appeal to many age groups and give visitors the chance to understand Montreal’s
history and how it literally lies beneath their feet.

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Unit 3


Interpretation in Museum Exhibitions

Note: If you are not automatically directed to the appropriate chapter, please go to the first reading in Section 4.

Unit 4


Different Forms of Exhibition
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Unit 5


Interpretation Using Print
June Fraser. “Signs of the Times.” Museum Practice 7, no. 2 (2002): 50–53.

Unit 6


Interpretation Using New Media
[Slideshow] New Media in heritage.

Photos 1-3: LoicT (cc), Photo 4: Anna L Conti (cc)

Canadian Museum of Nature: Interactive Displays

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Unit 7


Bringing History Alive: First-, Second-, and Third-Person Interpretation
[Slideshow] Fortress of Louisbourg, National Historic Site of Canada, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Photos: Martin Cathrae (cc)

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Cheyney McKnight - video

Unit 8


Visitor Studies

Unit 9


Community Co-Creation and Interpretation

Unit 10


School Programs in Museums
[Slideshow] Displays at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Photo: Brigitte Hamon

Gillian Kydd. Beyond the Classroom. Gibsons, BC: Ivy Miller, 2008