Interpretation on the new frontier: the Alberta experience

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Alberta Museums Association
The author has provided a thought-provoking analysis of the origins and influences of the heritage interpretation field in Alberta. He explores the effect successive generations of immigrants have had on the culture of the province, and how these waves of immigration have been reflected in our cultural institutions. Finally, he discusses some possible correctives aimed at developing a more cohesive, integrated whole. L'auteur fournit une analyse inspirante des origines et des influences du domaine de I'interpretation du patrimoine en Alberta. I etudie I'effet que les generations successives d'immigrants ont eu sur la culture de la province et comment ces vagues d'immigration se refletent dans nos institutions culturelles. Enfin, il examine certaines mesures correctives visant a developper un tout cohesif et solidaire. This paper was delivered to the Montana State Historical Society. August 1994
Alberta Museums Review, vol. 20, no. 2, 1994, pp. 17-22.