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Interpretation - The Site


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Interpretation - The Site

  1. 1. Tour Guiding The Site Interpretation
  2. 2. Principles of Interpretation <ul><li>Information, as such, is not interpretation. Interpretation is revelation based upon information. But they are entirely different things. However, all interpretation includes information. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Interpreting the Site <ul><li>Interpreters serve as links between the visitor and the site </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretation has two characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is based on-site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And offers first-hand experiences with the site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The goal of the interpreter should be to interpret the site and involve the visitor </li></ul>
  4. 4. Interpreting the Site <ul><li>What makes a site unique? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it of historical significance? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it better in a particular season? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it an engineering feat? </li></ul><ul><li>Do people have free access to it? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it used in everyday life? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes it special for you? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Eiffel Tower
  6. 6. Eiffel Tower
  7. 7. Louvre - Courtyard
  8. 8. Mona Lisa
  9. 9. Buckingham Palace
  10. 10. Palace Guard
  11. 11. L.A
  12. 12. Venice Beach - LA
  13. 13. Walk of Fame - LA
  14. 14. Sydney Harbour Bridge
  15. 15. Sydney Opera House
  16. 16. London Eye
  17. 17. London Eye
  18. 18. Big Ben
  19. 19. Tower of London - Bridge
  20. 20. Trafalgar Square
  21. 21. Reference <ul><li>Pictures by Hillary Jenkins </li></ul><ul><li>The Interpreters Guidebook – Techniques for Programs and Presentations – by Kathleen Regnier, Michael Gross and Ron Zimmerman (1994) </li></ul>