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Research Themes


Culture and Heritage research in DIT is clustered around
6 Themes:

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 research interests

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.

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