what is AHI?

AHI began life in 1975 as the Society for the Interpretation of Britain’s Heritage. It has a membership of over 500 interpreters from around the world.

AHI is managed by an Executive Committee which meets three times a year and holds an AGM at the Annual Conference in the autumn.

The Association for Heritage Interpretation works to:
  • Encourage excellence in interpretation
  • Promote professionalism in interpretation
  • Facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas
  • Support a wide range of organisations in their service to visitors
  • Develop and recognise best practice

AHI's activities

AHI offers a focus for ideas, debate and networking. We bring together people actively involved or concerned with interpretation of natural and cultural heritage. Some work as interpretation or heritage officers,  rangers or countryside managers, others as designers or illustrators, planners, teachers, curators, consultants, academics or in many other professions with an interest in our heritage.

Members work for government agencies, local authorities, museums and galleries, charitable trusts, colleges and universities or tourism organisations, or they run their own businesses. Many university and college libraries are also members. If you’re working, training or just keenly interested in heritage interpretation, then AHI is for you.

Membership benefits

Join AHI and each year you will receive six newsletters and two interpretation journals featuring the latest developments in interpretation – including news, events and jobs. Benefit from discounts on events and opportunities to advertise in our Supplier Directory.

AHI is a charity registered in England and Wales (no. 288493) and in Scotland (no. SC037931).

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