There are many organisations based in New Zealand and around the world with a wealth of information about interpretation and support services. We have put together this list that you might find helpful. If you know of any others that we should list, let us know.

INNZ Interpretation Brief Template ( briefing-template

New Zealand

National Services Te Paerangi
Provider of practical and strategic support and help to museums, galleries and iwi throughout Aotearoa New Zealand to strengthen the sector.

EcoTourism NZ
Centre providing a diploma and certificate in  Ecotourism at at Tai Poutini Polytechnic.

Museums Aotearoa

New Zealand’s independent peak professional organisation for museums and those who work in, or have an interest in, museums.

Museum Educators Association of NZ (MEANZ)
A membership organisation providing support and advocacy for educators working in museums, galleries and other related organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand.

NZ Historic Places Trust

The leading agency for the protection of sites and buildings in New Zealand that are of historic and cultural significance to its peoples.


Interpretation Canada
A volunteer-run professional association of contributing members.

National Association of Interpreters (U.S.A.)
A professional association dedicated to the advancement of the profession of interpretation.

Association for Heritage Interpretation (U.K.)
The body for professional interpreters in the United Kingdom.

Interpret Europe
An international network bringing together persons and organisations with an interest in Heritage Interpretation.

Interpretation Australia Association
A national membership-based organisation dedicated to the advancement of the profession of heritage interpretation.


Interpreting the heritage of New Zealand