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Conference Programme & Speakers

Subjects being presented and discussed include:

  • What’s next in interpretation – future trends & horizon-scanning
  • Making history relevant through the use of multimedia and storytelling
  • Augmented Reality as a means of interpretation
  • The funding of innovation & interpretation: what funders are looking for
  • Interpreting Historic Destinations
  • New approaches to interpretation
  • The Tech Developer’s perspective on interpretation

And case studies in interpreting history will be delivered on:

  • England Originals
  • The Game of Thrones Tapestry
  • Leonardo Di Vinci’s perpetual motion machine


Find out more about our speakers here, they include:

  • David Eng, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, The Tenement Museum, New York City
  • Dr Jonathan Foyle, architectural historian and self-confessed “historic buildings obsessive”
  • James Kennell, Principal Lecturer (Business School), University of Greenwich
  • Dr Nick Lambert, Director of Research, Ravensbourne
  • Ben Moore, Managing Partner & Creative Director, Hex Digital
  • Professor Deborah Ryan, Professor of Architecture & Urban Design at the University of North Carolina, and co-author of “The Anarchist’s Guide to Historic Houses”
  • Melanie Sensicle, Chair, England’s Historic Cities
  • Mike Smith, animator and course leader, Ravensbourne
  • Rhiannon Thomas, Learning, Participation & Interpretation Manager, St Fagans National Museum of History (Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019)
  • Kathryn Thompson, Chief Executive, National Museums of Northern Ireland
  • Lyndsey Turner-Swift, Head of England Planning & Delivery, VisitEngland
  •  Alasdair Willett, Managing Director, History Mystery Ltd

Other speakers will also join the line-up from:

  • The Association of Heritage Interpretation
  • The Heritage Alliance
  • National Heritage Lottery Foundation

Networking & the “Interpreting History” Exhibition

Alongside the conference, there will be an exhibition to allow participants to see demonstrations of or to experience for themselves new interpretive technologies and to discuss in depth with their developers. In lunch and refreshment breaks, there will be lots of opportunities to network with speakers and fellow delegates. And there will also be an opportunity for everyone to experience the £27m renovation of the Theatre and East Court at Alexandra Palace, this wonderful Victorian landmark.



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