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Strategic Utilization of the VR and AR Technologies for the African Cultural Heritage Promotion and Management

Markopoulos, E; Luimula, M; Benahmed, G; Suominen, T; (2021) Strategic Utilization of the VR and AR Technologies for the African Cultural Heritage Promotion and Management. In: Advances in Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Communication of Design. (pp. pp. 162-172). Springer Nature Green open access

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Abstract

The importance and purpose of heritage preservation have been extensively discussed in tourism research and has also been linked with regional and national development strategies. Because of time degradation, human activities, and the overcrowding effect, heritage preservation and reconstruction efforts are becoming critical to ensure the sustainability of heritage sites and disseminate the history and the potential of a region or a country. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) offer useful applications in heritage preservation. This study aims to explore the potential of these interactive technologies to be applied in heritage preservation in Africa, introduce strategies and applications developed Egypt and Tunis but also from Oman, and Finland, and highlight their impact in regional and national socio-economic development. As members of the Time Machine Europe this paper analyzes previous experiences in global scale and aim is to contribute in large-scale digitalization projects in Europe but also world-wide.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Strategic Utilization of the VR and AR Technologies for the African Cultural Heritage Promotion and Management
Event: International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
ISBN-13: 9783030800932
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-80094-9_20
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80094-9_20
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Cultural Heritage, Digital Strategy, Africa, Digital Museums, Regional Development, Tourism, Startup Society, Management
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > UCL School of Management
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10153261
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