Interpretation – What’s it all about?

Sarah Oswald, Associate Senior Consultant at PLB Projects Ltd

Heritage professionals from across the country descended on the National Army Museum for the practical session of the GEM and AHI Intermediate Interpretation course. It was directed by The Authentic Spark and PLB’s Sarah Oswald and attended by Helen Simmons to review the skills and knowledge required to develop a variety of heritage interpretation approaches that engage and inspire.


plbltd“I particularly enjoyed meeting the broad range of other heritage professionals, sharing and swapping stories” said Helen, Interpretive Consultant at PLB, “the course provided an excellent opportunity to explore the theories that underpin effective interpretation.”



National Army Museum, Course Venue

It is important to remember that interpretation is not just about conveying information, but also making sense of our understanding something. PLB provide interpretive strategies for heritage projects, and this has included ‘Waterloo Lives’, part of Waterloo 200 commemoration. A series of design and build exhibitions for the National Army Museum, were delivered to all ends of the country, from The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen to the Somerset Military Museum in Taunton, whilst its main site was being redeveloped.