Methods for digital diagnosis of endangered cultural heritage
The impact of climate change on cultural environments and monuments that are difficult to access is a challenge for cultural environment conservation. The project investigates how experts in different disciplines can visit and diagnose a place digitally and how lessons from this can be applied to the documentation and analysis of other sensitive or hard-to-reach environments.
Endangered monuments and environments are often remote and difficult to access; repeated trips entail a costly environmental impact and demanding expeditions risk excluding experts whose skills are needed.
In the project Methods for digital diagnosis of endangered cultural heritage, it is investigated how experts in various disciplines can visit and diagnose a place digitally and how lessons learned from this can be applied to the documentation and analysis of other sensitive or difficult-to-access environments.
The purpose of the project is to inventory and develop methods for multidisciplinary visual diagnosis of cultural heritage threatened by ongoing climate change. The methods are expected to contribute to making inaccessible and fragile cultural heritage available for more researchers to conduct research on and create decision-making bases, while at the same time reducing the need for resource-intensive trips with costly environmental impact.
The project is a collaboration between the Center for Digital Humanities and the Department of Cultural Conservation at the University of Gothenburg, as well as Visual Arena. As an external support partner for the dissemination of results, the Swedish Embassy in Buenos Aires is also included.
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