National Services Te Paerangi workshop - An Interpretation Toolbox

A National Services Te Paerangi workshop focusing on interpreting objects and stories. Participants will learn essential skills in interpretation, helping to bring to life stories that make strong connections with audiences and communities.

Date: Wednesday 29 April 2015
Time: 10am-3pm
Venue: Waikato Museum, Hamilton
Cost: $20 pay on the day

The workshop will cover:
• What is interpretation? – the basic history and guiding principles of communicating information to your visitors
• Understanding your audiences
• Deciding which story to tell
• Key messages and interpretive media – finding the right tool for the job
• Using and writing effective labels
• Interpreting your WWI collections – sharing stories online via All That Remains

Who will I meet?
• Sarah Morris has 20 years experience working in a variety of exhibition development and visitor advocacy roles both front and back of house at Te Papa. Presently she is a Senior Audience Engagement Facilitator with a particular interest in the philosophy of interpretation, community involvement and co-creation in developing exhibitions.
• You will also meet other museum personnel in your region – a great networking opportunity!

Who is it for?
This is an introductory level workshop which gives representatives from small museums, art galleries, heritage organisations, the arts and cultural sector, and iwi organisations the chance to learn more about interpretation.
This workshop will be of particular interest to those organisations working on WWI commemorative projects and want to know more about how to share and use interpretation tools to make strong connections with audiences and communities.

How do I sign up?

Register online through National Services Te Paerangi's website
• If you have any questions, please contact National Services Te Paerangi - natserv@tepapa.govt.nz or freephone: 0508 NSTP HELP (0508 678 743)

What else do I need to know?
• Bring a pen and paper to take notes.
• Bring your lunch (morning and afternoon tea will be provided).
• Please be aware that your photo may be taken during the workshop, and photos may be used for National Services Te Paerangi purposes.