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Global Excellence in Interpretation FREE WEBINAR SERIES – Interpretation Australia

October 12, 2022 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 am PDT


“Unpacking Intangibility: Ways of Seeing, Feeling and Understanding Culture. An Australian experience.”

Modern “Australia” is only 250 years young. However, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have been custodians of this land for millennia. Australia’s Aboriginal culture is an ancient one. It is the oldest living culture in the world today. So what are we doing in Australia to support the interpretation, inclusion and celebration of this culture? How does modern Australia speak with, and embrace such an ancient culture?

This webinar looks at the journey of cultural recognition and understanding that is currently revolutionising Australia, and unpacks the qualities that weave across an age-old culture and intersect with a new one. Areas such as cultural responsibilities when including intangible qualities, connections and interpretation of stories and places, the significance of sites, cultural sensitivity and impacts will be discussed.

Please join First Nations Educator and Dharug woman, Erin Wilkins; Architect and Heritage Specialist, Alice Steedman; and Interpretation Australia’s President, Kylie Christian.

While interpreters have shifted to digital communication through online webinars and meetings, interpreters’ professional associations around the world have increased their activity, developing and providing online services to members, including training, conferences, one-off events, and more. This accelerated trend has given us an opportunity to share good practice more widely across the world, with interpreters from different countries and indeed different continents joining events of interest to them. This series will develop a pilot international webinar series, under the banner of the Global Alliance for Heritage Interpretation.

This yearlong series of webinars hosted by seven interpretation organizations around the world is free to all interpreters, regardless of membership or affiliation with any of the sponsor organizations! English-Spanish live translation will be available.

Webinars will be hosted by the Association for Heritage Interpretation, InterpatMX (Mexico), Interpretation Australia, Interpretation Canada, Interpret Europe, Interpretation Network New Zealand, and the National Association for Interpretation on the following dates in 2022:

February 24: NAI
April 7: Interpret Europe
May 19: Interpretation Canada
June 30: Association for Heritage Interpretation
August 11: InterPatMX
October 12: Interpretation Australia REGISTER HERE
November 10: INNZ
December 15: TBD

Specific times for each webinar will be set by the organizations that host those webinars.


October 12, 2022
12:30 am - 2:00 am PDT
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