Editorial. Digital Cultural Heritage, arts reproduction and Museums systems. Languages and techniques in a Covid and post-Covid scenario for new forms of heritage against the silence of a fragile culture


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 the common goods. Nowadays, digital facsimiles can be considered as heritage itself, including the so called born digital heritage, whose processes, methods and evolution over time, have to be preserved and reused as a potential source of knowledge for future generations. This issue collects positions in favor 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 also reports some 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.


Digital transformations, digital cultural heritage, museums, fac-simile

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