Cultural preservation and digital heritage: challenges and opportunities




Digital transformation, documentation, cultural artifacts, accessibility, heritage preservation.


This research aims to examine the challenges and opportunities associated with the digitization of cultural heritage. It seeks to provide insights into the dynamic interplay between technological advancements and the preservation, documentation, and promotion of cultural landmarks. The study employs a comprehensive literature review, analyzing recent scholarly works and case studies to understand the evolving landscape of digital heritage preservation. The results highlights the multifaceted challenges encountered in the digitization process, including issues related to digital obsolescence, accessibility, copyright, data security, and resource constraints. Simultaneously, it identifies opportunities where digital tools contribute significantly to the documentation, archiving, and accessibility of cultural artifacts, traditions, and languages. The results suggest that, especially in the context of Russian-Ukrainian war, digital initiatives play a pivotal role in mitigating risks and ensuring the continued existence and appreciation of diverse cultural legacies. The findings underscore the intricate relationship between geopolitical events and the role of digital strategies in safeguarding and showcasing cultural heritage globally. To sum up the fusion of technology and cultural preservation efforts not only addresses immediate threats, but also provides a forward-looking approach to ensuring the resilience and accessibility of cultural treasures in an evolving world.


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Author Biographies

Iryna Siliutina, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, Kyiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Pedagogical Science, Associate Professor, Department of Political and Cultural Studies, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Olena Tytar, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Professor, Department of Theory of Culture and Philosophy of Science, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Marina Barbash, Chernihiv Polytechnic National University, Chernihiv, Ukraine.

Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture and Environmental Design, Educational and Scientific Institute of Architecture, Design And Geodesy, Chernihiv Polytechnic National University, Chernihiv, Ukraine.

Nataliia Petrenko, Oleksandr Dovzhenko Hlukhiv National Pedagogical University, Glukhiv, Sumy Region, Ukraine.

PhD in History and Archeology, Assistant, Department of History, Jurisprudence and Teaching Method, Educational and Scientific Institute of Philology and History, Oleksandr Dovzhenko Hlukhiv National Pedagogical University, Glukhiv, Sumy Region, Ukraine.

Larysa Yepyk, Sumy National Agrarian University, Sumy, Ukraine.

PhD in History, Associate Professor, Department of Tourism, Faculty of Agrotechnologies and Natural Resource Management, Sumy National Agrarian University, Sumy, Ukraine.


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How to Cite

Siliutina, I., Tytar, O., Barbash, M., Petrenko, N., & Yepyk, L. (2024). Cultural preservation and digital heritage: challenges and opportunities. Amazonia Investiga, 13(75), 262–273.