Cultural Heritage in a Changing World

by Karol Jan Borowiecki, Neil Forbes, Antonella Fresa

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Book Description

The central purpose of this collection of essays is to make a creative addition to the debates surrounding the cultural heritage domain. In the 21st century the world faces epochal changes which affect every part of society, including the arenas in which cultural heritage is made, held, collected, curated, exhibited, or simply exists. The book is about these changes; about the decentring of culture and cultural heritage away from institutional structures towards the individual; about the questions which the advent of digital technologies is demanding that we ask and answer in relation to how we understand, collect and make available Europe's cultural heritage. Cultural heritage has enormous potential in terms of its contribution to improving the quality of life for people, understanding the past, assisting territorial cohesion, driving economic growth, opening up employment opportunities and supporting wider developments such as improvements in education and in artistic careers. Given that spectrum of possible benefits to society, the range of studies that follow here are intended to be a resource and stimulus to help inform not just professionals in the sector but all those with an interest in cultural heritage.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC). You can download Cultural Heritage in a Changing World ebook for free in PDF format (5.7 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2016
Pages
340
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319295428
ISBN10
331929542X
ISBN13 Digital
9783319295442
ISBN10 Digital
3319295446
PDF Size
5.7 MB
License
CC BY-NC

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