GE3205 - Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The multifaceted nature of cultural heritage as an economic, cultural, and social resource has been widely recognized by governments and researchers  worldwide, as evidenced  by the increasing weight of heritage preservation on public policy-making agendas in many countries. This interdisciplinary course has two primary objectives: first, to scrutinize current and emerging global trends in cultural heritage management and to examine different approaches to heritage preservation with a specific emphasis on Asia; second, to apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge of digital heritage. Using digital tools, such as cameras, scanners and computer programmes in archiving documents and collecting and storing cultural materials has been a rising trend in heritage preservation. Students will examine different cases of digital heritage and digital archive projects. Expert collaborators will be invited to offer guest lectures and workshops on curating and designing virtual archives and exhibitions where possible.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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