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How the internet is reshaping World Heritage and our experience of it

Using the Sydney Opera House as an example, Cristina Garduño Freeman describes how more people than ever are interacting with cultural heritage more frequently online than in-person.

“The Sydney Opera House always held the promise of transformation of Sydney. Now global online communities are transforming it.”

– Cristina Garduño Freeman

Most people's experience of World Heritage is now a digital one. Whether it's on social media, an official website, Wikipedia or a simple Google search, this shift in "visitation" means many people who engage with World Heritage will never physically travel to the actual site.

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