Text topic: E-Libraries
Text author: Ивана Ћирић
The first part of the paper is devoted to the complexity of cultural heritage and its interconnections with social, economic and political issues in a given society. The author presents various approaches to her subject including perspectives of architecture, art, history. The problems connected to possibilities, purpose and means of interpretation and presentation of cultural heritage are also discussed. The author further analyzes contemporary discourse of a cause-effect relationship of new media and cultural heritage, that so pretentiously questions the status of original and copy, as well the past-present relationship. The text as a whole is interwoven with discussions of theoretical and technical framework and methodological limitations built-in creation of virtual cultural heritage. The potentials and advantages of new media, but also the unavoidable restraints they impose are presented. Few instances of virtual reconstruction illustrate the process of integration of new media and cultural heritage as a very important present-time issue.