A digital museum infrastructure for preserving community collections from climate change

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Climate change poses a real and present threat to cultural heritage. Responses to climate change have focussed on strategies for prevention and physical protection. Developments in technology have made possible a new type of virtual museum that actively supports the work of museums and enables the creation of immersive digital exhibits. This paper proposes that it is important to address the role that community museums play in the digital preservation of natural and cultural heritage. It focusses on the contribution of virtual museums and proposes a distributed virtual museum architecture to support digital preservation.The architecture addresses both the need for high quality local interactions that enables preservation and the need for a global infrastructure that makes the results accessible and enables the development of links between communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationiLRN 2017 Coimbra
Subtitle of host publicationWorkshop, Long and Short Paper, and Poster Proceedings from the Third Immersive Learning Research Network Conference
EditorsDennis Beck, Colin Allison, Leonel Morgado, Johanna Pirker, Foaad Khosmood, Jonathon Richter, Christian Gütl
PublisherVerlag der Technischen Universität Graz
ISBN (Electronic)9783851255300
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
EventiLRN 2017 Conference - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 26 Jun 201729 Jun 2017


ConferenceiLRN 2017 Conference
Abbreviated titleiLRN
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  • Digital museums
  • Climate change
  • Immersion
  • Heritage perservation


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