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 RICHES project is preparing a publication about these changes, and has opened a call for contributions to the book.
RICHES is a research project funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme in the domain of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities. Its main objective is to reduce the distance between people and culture, recalibrating the relationship between heritage professionals and heritage users in order to maximise cultural creativity and ensure that the whole European community can benefit from the social and economic potential of Cultural Heritage.
The book will focus on the decentring of culture and cultural heritage away from institutional structures towards the individual. With the advent of digital technologies what questions do we need to ask and answer in relation to how we understand, collect and make available Europe’s cultural heritage. How do we migrate from the analogue to the digital? In what ways is the individual forcing a rethinking of the institution? What hierarchies of knowledge, expertise and authority in cultural heritage are being disrupted, transformed or undermined by the digital?
To submit your proposals for book chapters, check the full information about the call here.