206 pages | 19 B/W Illus.
Cultural heritage communities of interest have increasingly expanded from cultural heritage professionals to volunteers, special interest groups and independent citizen-led initiative groups. Digital technology has also increasingly impacted cultural heritage by affording novel experiences of it – it features in a number of activities for all the aforementioned groups, as well as acting as support for visitors to cultural heritage centres.
With different degrees of formality and training, these communities are increasingly defining and taking ownership of what is of value to them, thus reconfiguring the care, communication, interpretation and validation of heritage. Digital technology has played a crucial role in this transformative process.
In a fully international context, cultural heritage practitioners, community champions and academics from different fields of study have contributed to this book. Each chapter brings to the fore the multiple relationships between heritage, communities and technologies as a focus of study and reflection in an inclusive way. Contributions touch upon present and future opportunities for technology, as well as participatory design processes with different stakeholders.
This book brings together ideas from different disciplines, cultures, methods and goals, to inspire scholars and practitioners involved in community heritage projects.
Luigina Ciolfi, Areti Damala, Eva Hornecker, Monika Lechner and Laura Maye
Kevin Barton and Daniel Curley
with Cultural Heritage
Amalia Sabiescu, Martin Woolley, Catherine Cummings, Janine Prins, and Neil Forbes
Initiatives in the Digital Cultural Heritage Domain
Edel Jennings, Milena Dobreva, and Anna Devreni-Koutsouki
Tools with Indigenous Communities
Colin Stanley, Daniel G. Cabrero, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, and Edwin Blake
design-inclusive research approach
Arnold P.O.S. Vermeeren and Licia Calvi
Historical Images from an Online Museum Collection
Tom Wrigglesworth and Leon Watts
Approaches to Arts Evaluation
Jen Ross, Claire Sowton, Jeremy Knox, and Chris Speed
Hawai'i and the Promotion and Protection of Cultural Heritage
through the Use of Social Media
Local History via Interactive Technology
Anna Pisetti, Elena Not and Daniela Petrelli
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