Interpretation in Remote Landscapes: Apps and ancient monuments


Interpretation in Remote Landscapes: Apps and ancient monuments

A one day training event by the Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI)

Tuesday 5th July 2016 in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales


Planning and providing interpretation in remote landscapes can present a unique set of challenges, over and above those that might usually be encountered.


This one day AHI training event explores how interpretation staff at the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority set about designing appropriate experiences to interpret  the remains of a Roman marching camp and fortlet on a hilltop in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The interpretive planning process led them to develop a multimedia App which takes visitors on a trip back through time to explore these Roman remains.


The App was developed by National Park Interpretation staff and Living Data in Cardiff with historical consultancy from the Cardiff University School of History, Archaeology and Religion. It features GPS triggered navigation, audio and CGI re-constructions to aid the visitor experience.  The project was awarded the AHI 2015 Discover Heritage Award for excellence in Landscapes, Forests, Nature reserves, Parks and Gardens.


This training day aims to give delegates an honest and in-depth insight into the journey of planning, creating, delivering and evaluating the App and to share ideas with those who might wish to develop similar projects at their own sites. The workshop showcases the App as a case study in interpretive project development best practice, so is also relevant to other types of interpretation projects.


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