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Covid and Museums: A Gentle Re-Opening

exterior point ellice house
It seems that so many of us are working through some kind of COVID-19 reopening plan right now. I thought I would do a case study to see how a museum in my part of the world is dealing with the challenge. Here is an interview with Dr. Kelly Black, executive director at Point Ellice House in Victoria, BC. So …

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Of Bats and Myths (and sloppy interpreters)

Of Bats and Myths (and sloppy interpreters)
From time to time in my career, I have seen interpretive myths that seem to propagate from interpreter to intepreter. I have seen some doozies over the years. Some day, ask me to tell you about the lobsters running each fall up the Miramichi River. Here's one circulating at the moment: "We need to conserve bats in …

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What is Experiential Interpretation?

What is Experiential Interpretation?
In the fall of 2020, I will be offering a workshop in Experiential Interpretation. Thinking ahead to the course, I've been spending a fair bit of time researching and pondering what that actually means. Interpretation is experiential when the interpreter uses a recognizable activity as the structure of the program, and imposes passive listening on the audience less than …

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Freelance Dreams

sunlight, west coast trail
This is a continuation of last week's column in which I address some of the questions I couldn't fully answer during my workshop Interpretation and the Gig Economy at the National Association for Interpretation's national workshop in Denver. What advice would you give to a seasonal employee who is still developing their resume and to eventually be in a position …

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