Interpret Europe Conference | 8-11 May 2020 in Haapsalu, Estonia | #iecon20
Being touched by a heritage site, considering how it relates to oneself, and how it can help to shape our common future – this is what characterises good heritage interpretation. Heritage interpretation takes place in varied locations, such as protected areas, historic sites, zoos or museums. It is supported by a broad range of approaches from guided walks to sophisticated exhibitions. Many people working at heritage sites are good heritage interpreters – even if they are not aware that this is an increasingly important profession.
Interpret Europe – European Association for Heritage Interpretation
Learning from our heritage is essential for building European citizenship. Learning is most powerful where real things can be experienced first-hand: at places such as protected landscapes and historic towns, monuments and museums, zoos and botanical gardens. Interpret Europe brings all of these places together. Joining us provides opportunities to share experiences with professionals, enterprises and universities from more than 55 countries about ways of making European heritage more meaningful to people. More information.
The charming Baltic Sea resort of Haapsalu provides the setting for our conference. The stunning seashore, its islands and the nearby Matsalu National Park are among Europe’s best places for birdwatching and there will be plenty of opportunities to do so. Haapsalu’s historic railway station was directly linked to Saint Petersburg; it was built to allow the Russian tsars to arrive directly by train to take the waters and enjoy rejuvenating mud baths. The little town was a haven for renowned writers, artists and poets and still retains an elegant, aristocratic air with colourful wooden houses, its romantic episcopal castle and St Nicholas Cathedral.