Utility of Digital Technologies for Sustainability of ICH in Korea

Seulah Kim1,a, Jongoh Lee1,b
1Department of Global Culture and Contents, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Graduate School, 107 Imun-ro,
Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
The importance of preserving intangible cultural heritage (henceforth ICH) for sustainable development has been widely acknowledged by international society. Various cooperation has taken place to prevent deterioration and destruction due to its inherent characteristic of “intangibleness”. Public engagement, however, has largely been excluded from the system in spite of its significance in safeguarding ICH. In this respect, this paper discusses about and emphasises the necessity of public engagement in safeguarding ICH. To this end, it suggests the use of digital technologies to create museum contents to encourage public involvement with and learning of ICH. Focusing on ICH in Korea, digital exhibitions on Jultagi and Daemokjang utilising virtual reality technology are proposed. The ultimate aim of this article is to contribute to the sustainability of the world intangible cultural heritage for the humanity through digital exhibitions.

intangible cultural heritage (ICH), digital technology, digital museum, South Korea





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2nd Eurasian Conference on Educational Innovation 2019

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