Culture and Heritage research in DIT is clustered around
The RICH group is interested in sustainability as a
theme which encompasses the 'tripple bottom line' of
environment, economy and society and thereby draws together diverse
This research cluster links the
culture and heritage domains into the extensive body of research
being undertaken by tourism researchers at the DIT. Tourism
interacts with culture/heritage in multiple and complex ways and
research interests range from specific enquiries into e.g. cultural,
religious and food tourism to broader studies on tourism and
cultural change and tourism and heritage interpretation.
This cluster of projects addresses the links and crossovers between
culture and its representation in exhibition practice, systems of
display and the use and meaning of language. The development of
research and industry projects on Place and Identity also includes
analyses of branding, destination marketing and collections.
The environment in which we live is
formed of a physical landscape upon which successive layers of human
habitation are laid. The resulting physical and cultural
environments form the fabric which is examined by a number of RICH
projects ranging in focus from tourism to planning, cultural
management to visual and heritage landscapes.
This research cluster draws on the
extensive expertise of DIT researchers working within management and
business disciplines. It covers areas relating to the operation of
organisations and businesses within the culture and heritage
sectors. Specific areas of interest include visitor management,
build heritage financing, stakeholder management in the not-for
profit sector and cultural sector management.
Digital Heritage addresses the technologies,
implications and impact of digital research and project realization
on an beyond traditional heritage modules. This research cluster
incorporates all aspects of knowledge management in the cultural
heritage field, with a current focus on semantics and
visualizations; music archiving ; and spatial information systems.