Digital Cultural Heritage: from Public Sector to User Generated Content

Executive summary



The activities of the Nexa Center in this domain are aimed at defining the actual scope and functioning of “cultural heritage protection laws”, in particular with respect to digital copies of public domain artifacts; moreover, they try to analyze the evidence concerning the pros and cons of these norms (for instance in terms of resources gathered to fund cultural institutions and negative effects on the production of user generated content in this domain); finally, some activities directly aim at supporting projects related to the creation or reuse of digital reproductions of cultural artifacts.


The Nexa Center arguably became one of the main competence center about the legislative aspects of digital cultural heritage.

During the 2012/2013 academic year, the following research outputs were delivered:

Related Publications


Bertacchini Enrico; Federico Morando

The Future of Museums in the Digital Age: New Models of Access and Use of Digital Collections Journal Article

In: International Journal of Arts Management, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 60–72, 2013.

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