HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

2023 HeritAP Chat on Digital Technology Empowering World Heritage Interpretation II

Digital technology plays a key role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It also greatly improves the practice of heritage conservation and management. In 2022, WHITRAP Shanghai organized a series of 50 th anniversary activities. Among that, the session on World Heritage and the Digital Revolution 1 was discussed. During the session, the contributions to enhancing the quality of documentation, monitoring and managing World Heritage site, and interpretation were presented.

Following the above-mentioned outcome, the 4 th HeritAP Chat2 will focus on the Digital Technology Empowering World Heritage Interpretation. New member of World Heritage Category 2 Centres, the International Centre for the Interpretation and Presentation of World Heritage Sites (WHIPIC) will join the Chat. As the tradition of HeritAP, the session expects to explore the whole life-cycle of the World Heritage interpretation while using digital technology, from the design to operation. Four cases will be introduced from four countries. Meanwhile, effectiveness will be reflected, such as the input-output ratio and experience from various stakeholders etc. On the other hand, the CHAT will touch the critical issues where the site lacks of funds and talents. Any feasible approaches on how to use digital technology empowering World Heritage interpretation are expected to be deliberated.