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New and Emerging Challenges to Heritage and Well-Being: A Critical Review

by Paul S.C. Taçon *,† and Sarah Baker
Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD 4222, Australia
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Heritage 2019, 2(2), 1300-1315; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020084
Received: 20 April 2019 / Revised: 30 April 2019 / Accepted: 2 May 2019 / Published: 4 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Cultural Heritage)
In the past decade, scholarship has documented the ways in which interacting with different forms of heritage impact individual and/or community well-being, as well as the harm to human well-being that occurs when heritage is damaged or destroyed. We bring the results of a review of this literature together, defining both heritage and well-being in relation to each other and exploring the relationship between heritage and well-being. New and emerging threats to heritage and, in turn, well-being are outlined, as well as new ways of preserving heritage for future generations. The future of heritage is discussed along with the importance of the concept of “living heritage”. We conclude that heritage is essential for contemporary and future well-being, and that if we do not better care for heritage then human health will be negatively impacted. View Full-Text
Keywords: heritage; well-being; conservation; digitization; preservation; culture; health heritage; well-being; conservation; digitization; preservation; culture; health
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Taçon, P.S.; Baker, S. New and Emerging Challenges to Heritage and Well-Being: A Critical Review. Heritage 2019, 2, 1300-1315.

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