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.
|Introduction to Museum Interpretation|
Silverman, Lois H. “Making Meaning Together: Lessons from the Field of American History,” in Reinventing the Museum: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Paradigm Shift, edited by Gail Anderson. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2004: 233–242. [Reprinted from the Journal of Museum Education 18, no. 3 (Fall 1993): 7–11].
|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
|Interpretation in Museum Exhibitions|
Graham Black. “Applying the Principles of Interpretation to Museum Display,” in The Engaging Museum: Developing Museums for Visitor Involvement. London: Routledge, 2005, 177–210
Note: If you are not automatically directed to the appropriate chapter, please go to the first reading in Section 4.
|Different Forms of Exhibition|
|Interpretation Using Print|
|June Fraser. “Signs of the Times.” Museum Practice 7, no. 2 (2002): 50–53.|
|Interpretation Using New Media|
|[Slideshow] New Media in heritage.|
|Canadian Museum of Nature: Interactive Displays|
|Bringing History Alive: First-, Second-, and Third-Person Interpretation|
|[Slideshow] Fortress of Louisbourg, National Historic Site of Canada, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.|
Cheyney McKnight - video
|Community Co-Creation and Interpretation|
|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|