How can Digital Technologies Inform or Disrupt Traditional Engagements with Heritage Sites?
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Keywords

Digital technology
Cultural heritage

DOI

10.36922/ssr.v4i1.1341

Abstract

The use of digital technology in traditional museums and heritage sites has changed the way people experience and understand culture over the past decade [1]. Some scholars asserted that digital technologies could facilitate more individuals’ engagement with cultural heritage [2,3]. However, others expressed concern that digital heritage could misrepresent and distort the truth of real heritage [1,4]. This essay uses three case studies to discuss how digital technologies can both help and undermine the participation of locals and tourists in learning about cultural heritage.

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