Title D8.5 Cultural Heritage in a Changing World
Creator Tim Hammerton (COVUNI)

Valentina Bachi, Mercè López (PROMOTER)

Contributor Book Editors:
Neil Forbes (COVUNI), Antonella Fresa (Promoter) and Karol Jan Borowiecki (SDU)
Partner chapter authors:
Moya Kneafsey (COVUNI), Trilce Navarrete (SDU), Amalia Sabiescu (COVUNI), Ernest Taylor (COVUNI), Charlotte Waelde (COVUNI) and Sarah Whatley (COVUNI). Other chapters by external authors.
Subject Cultural Heritage in a Changing World

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.

The RICHES Book is available as Open Access on Springer Link.

Publisher RICHES Project
Date May 2016
Type Report
Format PDF, 548 Kb
Language English
Rights Management Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons