This e-book provides a collection of essays that debate the arenas in which cultural heritage is made, held, collected, curated, exhibited, or simply exists in the 21st century. It can be accessed through the website of Springer Link, a publishing platform.
This e-book discusses decentring of culture and cultural heritage away from institutional structures towards the individual. It analyzes how the advent of digital technologies could be leveraged to collect and make available Europe’s cultural heritage. The range of studies presented in the e-book illustrate the wide spectrum of possible benefits offered by cultural heritage to the society at-large. This includes the potential contribution of cultural heritage to improving the quality of life for people, understanding the past, assisting territorial cohesion, driving economic growth, opening employment opportunities and supporting wider developments such as improvements in education and in artistic careers.
Some of the contents of the e-book are: