Registration is now open for the conference ‘For Them and By Them: Involving Stakeholders and Communities in Interpretation’ at Bedwellty House and Park on Thursday, 13th September 2012.  Please click here for the registration form.

Heritage interpreters know it’s important to involve communities and stakeholders when planning and creating interpretation – but how do we go about it? Does our practice really bring benefits to these groups, as policy makers and funders increasingly expect heritage and interpretation to do?

This conference brings together policy makers, researchers and practitioners to examine current practice and share insights into the challenges and benefits of involving stakeholders and communities in interpretation. It offers a good mix of presentations that look at policy, community engagement standards and practical examples of interpretive practice.

Confirmed speakers include Jo Reilly, Head of Participation and Learning at the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as Amanda Williams of Participation Cymru.

Please click here to see the draft programme.

Our venue, Bedwellty House and Park, is a prime example of a heritage restoration project that aims to bring tangible benefits to a regenerating community and involve stakeholders in all aspects of the project. A tour of the site will give delegates an opportunity to see what has been done at the property so far and speak to community members about it.

For further information about the conference, please email