CALL FOR PAPERS Vol. 11 N° 1 (2021)

Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) represents a challenging research still today, living in a very transforming time. Advanced technologies such as 3D, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) – to name but a few – offer unprecedented opportunities to update the process of use, conservation, enhancement and management of Cultural Heritage (CH) with multilevel impacts on all economic and cultural sectors, also for tourism activities.

The CoVid-19 pandemic, on the one hand, confirmed the vulnerability of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage, which was very much at risk due to the extended inability to directly experience the physical dimension of places. On the other hand, the scenario encourages, as last call, the whole scientific community to consider digital technologies as a driving force in the development of new paradigms for cultural heritage. As a matter of fact, the radical change in the way of accessing and enjoying (and thus interpreting) cultural heritage is one of the most disruptive effects of the lockdown and it should act as accelerator. The pandemic and post-pandemic scenario makes it urgent to reflect on potentials of digital transition for Cultural Heritage in order to boost critical awareness and to democratise art, supporting the heritage communities and exploiting digital facsimiles as heritage itself.

This issue aims to collect positions in favour of a scientifically based 'digital culture' and to bring together best practices in the definition of digital transformation strategies for museum and cultural heritage. It encourages theoretical-methodological reflections as well as success cases applications in the field of DCH, assessing the scientific reliability, technical feasibility and economic sustainability of outstanding experiences.

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