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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.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    19 April 2018

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • DOI:

    10.5117/9789462985353

  • Library of Congress:

    GV Recreation Leisure

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    338.4791 Tourist industry

  • Funders:

    Arts & Humanities Research Council

Citation

Anastasiadou, C., Vettese, S., & Calder, L. (2018). Enhancing the Tourist Heritage Experience through In-Situ, Customisable 3D - Printed Souvenirs. In L. Egberts, & M. D. Alvarez (Eds.), Heritage and Tourism : Places, Imageries and the Digital Age, 151-171. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. doi:10.5117/9789462985353

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Keywords

Heritage, tourism, cultural heritage, souvenirs,

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