Lookup NU author(s): Dr Aron Mazel
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Since the turn of the millennium three rock art projects focusing primarily on Northumberland in the United Kingdom (Northumberland Rock Art: Web Access to the Beckensall Archive, Rock Art on Mobile Phones and Heritage andScience: working together in the CARE of rock art) have made information and images widely available to the public via the Internet. All three projects were strongly underpinned by the ethos expressed in the Faro Convention andthe Ename and Burra Charters that the value of cultural heritage should be enhanced by interpretation. This paper investigates the responses to these digital media initiatives, showing that they have increased the reach of thisancient rock art resource to large numbers of people in United Kingdom and Ireland, and globally. In addition, it reveals that having made these heritage resources available online, they have created a further desire amongpeople to engage with the rock art virtually with the increased possibility of following this up with an in situ visit.
Author(s): Mazel A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: International Journal of Heritage Studies
Online publication date: 08/01/2017
Acceptance date: 04/12/2016
ISSN (print): 1352-7258
ISSN (electronic): 1470-3610
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