Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity

Digital Heritage

Participants explore how digitization affects our engagement with cultural heritage, our experience of the past, and the related processes of identity formation.

The proliferation of digital technologies and large-scale digitization initiatives over the past decade have caused the cultural past to be more present than ever before. Moreover, various tools and applications have been developed to make this heritage available to users.

Digitizing technologies create opportunities, such as facilitating and widening humanities research and offering new ways to engage audiences. Yet they also present new challenges, such as making digital heritage collections comprehensive, sustainable, findable, and tailored to users’ needs – implications that still need to be fully charted and critically interrogated.

In addition, the domain collaborates with heritage professionals and private partners in developing new tools and applications for digital heritage. Research focuses on three areas: access, reuse, and preservation.

 

11 December 2014