We help organisations to think about the way in which the interest, value, significance and meaning of the heritage and culture they care for is communicated to people. We understand that to achieve measurable learning outcomes, we need to inspire visitors to focus, engage, question, reflect and come to their own understanding of what an object, site or experience means to them.

Our approach to learning and interpretative planning provides a clear structure for comprehensive coverage of key stories and themes. We offer a framework for detailed planning that can make the most of resources and devise the best means of delivery for different visitor groups and individuals.

We often combine the development of learning and interpretation plans with effective audience development and community engagement strategies, as part of an overall Activity Plan. We can suggest and lead research-based and creative ways of consulting with current and potential visitors, users, partners, volunteers and other key stakeholders.

Through our shared expertise in learning and interpretation, we are confident to contribute to the development of extended partnership projects with a focus on learning, engagement and participation. These projects often follow a shared theme and may include both informal and formal learning programmes, training, mentoring and the involvement of volunteers.


Case Studies

Living Links

Text editing for Living Links (Jan – Feb 2009)

 

Living-LInks- text writingClient: Hampshire County Council

Project: Living Links
Living Links was a Community Archive Programme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

How we helped

  • Several different archive professionals had produced their own materials and resources for use in training members of community groups
  • These were edited into a user-friendly manual
  • This involved presenting information in a professional and consistent voice suitable for this specific audience