Principles of Interpretation

Freeman Tilden outlined six principles of interpretation in his book titled "Interpreting Our Heritage," first published in 1957. These principles are intended to guide interpreters in effectively communicating and engaging visitors with natural and cultural heritage. Below is an updated look at these six principles: 

These principles continue to be influential and are often considered fundamental in the field of interpretation. They emphasize the importance of creating meaningful and engaging experiences for visitors, connecting them with heritage resources on intellectual, emotional, and personal levels.

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