Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Context of Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Silvia Calamai, Veronique Ginouvès, Pier Marco Bertinetto
      Pages 37-54 Open Access
    3. Calogero Guccio, Marco Ferdinando Martorana, Isidoro Mazza, Ilde Rizzo
      Pages 55-75 Open Access
    4. Frederik Truyen, Charlotte Waelde
      Pages 77-96 Open Access
  3. Mediated and Unmediated Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Anna Maria Marras, Maria Gerolama Messina, Donatella Mureddu, Elena Romoli
      Pages 99-109 Open Access
    3. Trilce Navarrete, John Mackenzie Owen
      Pages 111-123 Open Access
    4. Serdar Aydin, Marc Aurel Schnabel
      Pages 125-141 Open Access
  4. Co-creation and Living Heritage for Social Cohesion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Silvia de los Rios Perez, Maria Fernanda Cabrera-Umpierrez, Maria Teresa Arredondo, Shanshan Jiang, Jacqueline Floch, Maria Eugenia Beltran
      Pages 163-179 Open Access
    3. Simon Popple, Daniel H. Mutibwa
      Pages 197-214 Open Access
    4. Dora Constantinidis
      Pages 215-234 Open Access
  5. Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Lidia Bocanegra Barbecho, Maurizio Toscano
      Pages 237-253 Open Access
  6. Lidia Bocanegra Barbecho, Maurizio Toscano
    Pages E1-E1 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-322

About this book


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.


Creativity Cultural Economics Cultural Heritage Digital Heritage Heritage

Editors and affiliations

  • Karol Jan Borowiecki
    • 1
  • Neil Forbes
    • 2
  • Antonella Fresa
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark
  2. 2.Coventry UniversityCoventryUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Promoter S.r.l.Peccioli (Pisa)Italy

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