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Book on “Authenticity and Cultural Heritage in the Age of 3D Digital Reproductions” Published by PhD Student Valentina Vassallo with Contributions from Other STARC Researchers Featured

A book, co-edited and co-authored by STARC PhD student/research assistant Valentina Vassallo that also includes contributions by current and former CyI researchers and professors, Nicola Amico, Sorin Hermon, Franco Niccolucci, Paola Ronzino and Lola Vico, has just been published by the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.

The book, titled “Authenticity and Cultural Heritage in the age of 3D digital reproductions”represents the first attempt to collate an organic collection of contributions on authenticity and the digital realm in heritage and archaeology. It analyses the concept of authenticity from different perspectives and with different multidisciplinary contributions, together with theoretical debate. The collection of papers explores the concept of authenticity in a comprehensive way, engaging with theories relating to the commodification of ancient material culture, heritage-making processes, scholarly views and community engagement. These papers also take into account current digital practices for the study of past material culture and how their use affects and redefines interpretation processes in archaeology. This will provide a key reference text for archaeologists, museum and heritage specialists, and other readers interested in authenticity, cultural heritage and 3D reproductions.

valentinaThe book is part of the McDonald Institute Conversations series, and its complete reference is:

Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P., Galeazzi, F., & Vassallo, V. (2018). Authenticity and cultural heritage in the age of 3D digital reproductions. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research University of Cambridge

The complete volume is #openaccess and can be downloaded (pdf) from the link below:

https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.27029