Preserving Mediterranean heritage in a changing climate through digital cultural landscapes

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Mediterranean islands face continuing transformation aggravated by the effects of climate change, such as sea-level rise and extreme weather events. These impact the tangible and intangible heritage of island communities and their wellbeing. This article demonstrates how digital cultural landscapes (DCL) can be used in virtual reality to preserve heritage, inform people of endangered heritage, and record local knowledge. An exhibit design of the elements that make up DCL is provided as well as a discussion of DCL use. A tool such as DCL can be used to foster a deeper understanding of the intricate relationship between culture and environment, ensuring the continuity of Mediterranean heritage in the face of evolving climatic conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransnational island museologies
EditorsKaren Brown, James Allan Brown, Ana S. González Rueda
Place of PublicationParis
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9782491997847
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2024
EventTransnational Island Museologies International Conference - University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Jun 20247 Jun 2024

Publication series

NameICOFOM materials for discussion


ConferenceTransnational Island Museologies International Conference
Abbreviated titleTIMC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySt Andrews


  • Digital cultural landscape
  • Virtual reality
  • Sustainable development
  • Climate change
  • Mediterranean climate
  • Mediterranean Culture


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