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Enhancing the Tourist Heritage Experience through In-Situ, Customisable, 3D printed Souvenirs

  This research set out to investigate whether technological innovations in design and the personalisation of tourist souvenirs through 3D printing, could offer opportunities to break away from stereotypically throwaway, low quality, mass manufactured products that souvenir consumption is often associated with. The study was undertaken within a historic environment in Stirling, Scotland, producing 3D printed souvenirs in situ and inviting visitors to comment on the finished item. The paper concludes by reflecting on the implications of the findings for heritage attractions in terms of sustainability, authenticity, intellectual property rights, engagement with technology and areas for future research.

  • Date:

    01 September 2015

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Funders:

    Arts & Humanities Research Council

Citation

Forster, S. & Anastasiadou, C. (2015). Enhancing the Tourist Heritage Experience through In-Situ, Customisable, 3D printed Souvenirs. In Proceedings Heritage Tourism & Hospitality International Conference 2015ISBN 978-90-9029477-3

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Keywords

Heritage, tourism, cultural heritage, souvenirs,

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