Nicole Deufel is Interpret Europe’s new Research Co-ordinator. Nicole has had a keen interest in all research relevant to interpretation since completing an MSc in Interpretation Management. She has recently received a PhD in Heritage Studies from University College London. Her doctoral research considered the philosophy and practice of heritage interpretation, using a comparative study of England and Germany.

Nicole first encountered interpretation in the United States, where she worked at a historic property as a tour guide and educator. After relocating to the United Kingdom, Nicole worked on projects raising awareness of diversity and building community capacity, before she re-entered the heritage field as a manager with the National Trust for Scotland. Nicole subsequently managed a historic house and park in Wales, before becoming Audience Development Manager in a local authority museum service in England. In 2014, Nicole joined a heritage consultancy back in Scotland, where she led on audience research projects, feasibility studies and business planning exercises for clients ranging from local community trusts to national museums. Nicole will shortly return to her native Germany to take up a director post with a local authority museum service.

Nicole is a founding member of Interpret Europe and served on its first Supervisory Committee. Since September 2014, she has been the Vice President for Policy for ICOMOS’ International Scientific Committee for Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites.

To cite this article:
News Team. (2016) ‘Nicole Deufel’. In Interpret Europe Newsletter 2-2016, 27

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