Intangibles: Enhancing access to cities' cultural heritage through interpretation

Daniela Ciaffi, Dan Knox, Patrizia Lombardi, Cooper, Daniela Ciaffi, Franziska Vogt, Nicole Mitsche

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to utilise commodification for the conservation and promotion of cultural heritage in cities by developing interpretative strategies, specifically enabling access to intangible cultural heritage through its tangible parts. Design/methodology/approach: In total, three case studies were conducted in the cities of Amsterdam, Genoa and Leipzig, through a workshop cycle with destination and local tourism stakeholders and citizen representatives, to develop interpretative strategies for the cities. Findings: The paper identifies tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the three cities, and integrates them into stories and outlines the development of an interpretative strategy for destinations independent from, but aligned with, the current marketing and positioning strategy development level. Research limitations/implications: Future research should examine the integration process of interpretative strategies and heritage interpretation of cultural heritage in marketing strategies, and in particular focus on the intangible aspects. Originality/value: The article integrates and highlights the value of intangible cultural heritage and interpretation of cultural heritage in general for marketing purposes through the development of an interpretative strategy improving access to destinations' cultural heritage supporting destination management. The article adds to the research discussion of the commodification of cultural heritage. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)68-77
Numero di pagine10
RivistaInternational Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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