Technical Leaflet 267: Not Just a Bunch of Facts: Crafting Dynamic Interpretive Manuals
Not Just a Bunch of Facts: Crafting Dynamic Interpretive Manuals is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #267 by Donna R. Braden tackles strategies for focusing and organizing a written manual that will help to ensure meaningful and memorable presentations for diverse audiences. Too often, written interpretive manuals are merely compilation of facts --- if these manuals exist at all. Drawing from best practice in the field of interpretation ---along with techniques borrowed from exhibition development, material cultural studies, and even Walt Disney Imagineering---this technical leaflet will describe strategies for focusing and organizing a written manual.