Interpretation: The International Bibliographic Database of Living History

Recent discussion on ALHFAM-L (ALHFAM's email discussion list) about living history bibliographies led to one of our members from the Netherlands sharing this: Interpretation: The International Bibliographic Database of Living History. Even though the database is supported by ALHFAM and NAI (National Association for Interpretation) and affiliated with IMTAL (International Museum Theatre Alliance), it was… Continue reading Interpretation: The International Bibliographic Database of Living History

The Historical Fashion Show

A favorite ALHFAM banquet entertainment is the historical fashion show.  The good research and careful craftsmanship of creating reproduction historical clothing of our members and their sites is on display. The clothing and textile folks are in seventh heaven. Its always fun to see what time periods and regions are represented.  More of the 20th… Continue reading The Historical Fashion Show

Keynote Storyteller- Adam Booth

Our keynote for the conference was professional storyteller, Adam Booth, from Shepherdstown, WV.  Some good observations about storytelling and how to use it in museum settings were shared that resonated with the keys to what makes good interpretation. Then it was off to a variety of sessions on research, case studies and tools for living… Continue reading Keynote Storyteller- Adam Booth

MOMCC Sessions

Currently sitting in a session by Dan Schoeneberg: "Building Bridges, Connections and Context: An Introduction to Interpretive Thinking". It really doesn't matter what we do in the museum field: administrators, curators, restoration, registrars, exhibit specialists, educators, etc.; it all comes down to the interpretation that we present to our museums' guests. So how do we… Continue reading MOMCC Sessions