“Using Digital Technologies to Innovate in Heritage Research, Policy and Practice”

October 28, 2021

The UK National Commission for UNESCO and PRAXIS at the University of Leeds (UK) released last 7th October the report on Using Digital Technologies to Innovate in Heritage Research, Policy and Practice.

This brief report integrates the “Heritage and Our Sustainable Future series”, which focus on key themes from across the cultural heritage and sustainable development sectors in order to provide insight, recommendations and practical, solution-led case studies for best practice. 

It was produced in the context of a cross-cutting session, held within the conference “Heritage and Our Sustainable Future”, that explored ways to maximise the role of digital technologies to innovate in heritage research, policy and practice for sustainable development, and to mitigate the potential harms of such technologies. In particular, it focused on the role of digital technologies in heritage diagnosis, recording, reconstruction, display, and transmission to future generations. It also discussed how innovative digital tools and approaches can provide museums, heritage site conservators and managers, governmental bodies, academic institutions, communities and other stakeholders with digital alternatives to physical heritage preservation and enjoyment, also increasing heritage awareness and accessibility.

Check the series reports:

  1. Biocultural Heritage and Landscapes: Linking Nature and Culture
  2. Bridging the Gaps: Cultural Heritage for Climate Action
  3. Re-thinking Capacity Strengthening for Sustainable Development
  4. Reducing Inequalities and Decolonising Heritage Practices: People Centred Approaches
  5. Using Digital Technology to Innovate in Heritage Research, Policy and Practice
  6. Heritage, Mental Health and Well-Being

SOON Heritage, Disaster Response and Resilience
SOON Creative Industries and Tourism: Beyond Economic Development
SOON Evaluating the Impact of Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development