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InterpTalk - Exhibits Seminars Nov 2020



InterpTalk
The Heritage Interpretation Training Center
November InterpTalk
New FREE Seminars Provided via Zoom

Planning, reviving and evaluating interpretive exhibits.


To keep my mind cobweb free, here are three new 1 hour seminars, subjects taken from my college level on-line courses - sort of like "cliff notes" to share some of the main concepts from each course. Resource handouts will be provided to go with each seminar. Each seminar will be limited to 20 participants.

My Oct seminars on Interpretive Planning filled up in a day, so I thought I would get my November seminars list out early. As with my October seminars, my seminars for November will be offered free of charge, sponsored by the Heritage Interpretation Training Center as a service to the interpretive profession.


Seminar 3 - The Interpretive Exhibit Planners Tool Box - an overview.
4 November 2020 - 12:00 Eastern Time



Topics to be presented:

- What business is your facility in (Collecting, preserving, educating, etc.)?
- What makes an interpretive exhibit "interpretive"?
- The Interpretive Exhibit Planning Model.
- Themes, objectives and desired exhibit outcomes.
- Exhibit cost/visitor contact and exhibit cost effectiveness.
- Conducting an exhibition planning focus workshop.
- Developing your exhibit story line flow chart (theme - subthemes and
objectives).
- Individual interpretive exhibit planning forms.
- Design concepts
- Budget and time lines.

Resource materials including a completed interpretive exhibit plan and draft design plan based on the interpretive plan will be provided.

This seminar will be offered via ZOOM on the
4th of November at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. The seminar will be limited to 20 participants to allow for participant questions and discussions. The length of the seminar will be for one hour. The seminar, offered by Prof. John Veverka (Director - The Heritage Interpretation Training Center) is offered FREE of Change to any interpretive planner, heritage interpretation consultant or any heritage interpretation professional.

To reserve your space for this seminar please send an e-mail to
jvainterp@aol.com with InterpTalk Planning Seminar three Exhibit Toolbox in the subject line and I will send you the zoom meeting room sign-in link and password.


Seminar 4 - Planning for Exhibit Rehab Projects:
Breathing new life into old, outdated and just plain boring exhibits.
November 11th, 2020. 12:00 pm Eastern time.



In the seminar we will talk about:

- What is an interpretive exhibit rehab project?
- What is the theme and objectives your exhibits were designed to
present/accomplish?
- If your exhibits/rooms don't have themes or objectives in writing, focus
workshop to update what it is you want your exhibits (existing or new) to
accomplish.
- Which exhibits to keep as is, change a bit, rehab a lot or get rid of? What
new exhibits will you need to have created?
- The individual exhibit analysis process and critique form.
- Your exhibit rehab implementation costs and priorities.

Resource materials will be provided for this seminar as tools to help you get started.

This seminar will be offered via ZOOM on the
11th of November at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. The seminar will be limited to 20 participants to allow for participant questions and discussions. The length of the seminar will be for one hour. The seminar, offered by Prof. John Veverka (Director - The Heritage Interpretation Training Center) is offered FREE of Change to any interpretive planner, heritage interpretation consultant or any heritage interpretation professional.

To reserve you space for this seminar please send an e-mail to
jvainterp@aol.com with InterpTalk Planning Seminar Four- Exhibit Rehab in the subject line and I will send you the zoom meeting room sign-in link and password.


Seminar 5 -Planning for and conducting exhibit evaluation projects:
Did the exhibit accomplish its objectives - watch for negative learning.
November 18th, 2020. 12:00 pm Eastern time.


Students doing an exhibit content knowlage pre-test (left) and exhibit use observational studies for evaluation (this exhibit created negative learning).


In the seminar we will talk about:

- Developing your exhibit evaluation plan.
- Which evaluation strategies will you use?
- Exhibit pre and post visit evaluations.
- Visitor to be sampled, statistical analysis - sample sizes - random sampling and
evaluation bias to watch out for.
- Analysis of the results.
- Discussion of negative learning from exhibits - causes and fixes.
- Fix and fix again.
- Time, staff and budgets.

Samples from exhibit survey forms and exhibit research summaries will be provided for examples.

This seminar will be offered via ZOOM on the
18th of November at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. The seminar will be limited to 20 participants to allow for participant questions and discussions. The length of the seminar will be for one hour. The seminar, offered by Prof. John Veverka (Director - The Heritage Interpretation Training Center) is offered FREE of Change to any interpretive planner, heritage interpretation consultant or any heritage interpretation professional.

To reserve you space for this seminar please send an e-mail to
jvainterp@aol.com with InterpTalk Planning Seminar Five- Exhibit Evaluation in the subject line and I will send you the zoom meeting room sign-in link and password.


Cheers, John Veverka


(exhibit panel evaluation project - Stonehenge, UK).

John Veverka
Director
Heritage Interpretation Training Center
jvainterp@aol.com
SKYPE: jvainterp




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