Evolution of the concept of “cultural heritage”: theoretical and methodological aspect

UDC 008

Taras Gorbul

National Academy of Culture and Arts Management, Kyiv
ORCID ID 0000-0002-6789-8228

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37627/2311-9489-23-2023-1.178-187

Keywords: cultural values, cultural heritage, UNESCO, world cultural heritage, preservation of cultural heritage, digital culture, digital cultural heritage.


The article provides a historical overview of the emergence, improvement and development of the concept of “cultural heritage”, and reveals the problem of its explanation. The evolution of the term and phenomenon in history and in the regulatory and legal sphere is traced. The approaches of foreign and Ukrainian authors are illustrated. The relationship between this definition and the concepts of “cultural values” and “digital cultural heritage” is determined. The dynamics in the field of cultural heritage preservation have been studied. The opinion that the modern concept of “cultural heritage” is represented by material and immaterial values, and dynamically develops in accordance with global trends, constantly absorbing new aspects is substantiated. It was noted that together with the development of “digital culture” on the technological platform, the concept of “cultural heritage” is also transformed, the vectors of transmission, means and methods of preservation, interpretation and classification of cultural heritage objects are changing.

Authors Biography.

Taras Gorbul, graduate student of the Department of Cultural Studies and Intercultural Communications, National Academy of Culture and Arts Management, Kyiv.



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Published: 2023.04.04.

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