Digital interpretive media usage in cultural heritage sites at Yogyakarta

Pendit, Ulka Chandini; Zaibon, Syamsul Bahrin; Bakar, Juliana Aida Abu
Cultural heritage is the asset of tourism industry to attract tourist for visiting a country. Cultural heritage needs to be conserved in order to prolong the life from being deterioration. However, conservation needs huge financial cost and this reason becomes the major obstacles for cultural heritage to be maintained its existence in a country. Nowadays, digital cultural heritage conservation is alternatively utilized as it reduces the cost of conservation in the form of digital interpretive media such as video, animation, 3D simulation, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Therefore, this study attempted to seek about the availability of digital interpretive media at cultural heritage sites through a survey. This paper presents the findings of availability level of digital media in the heritage sites in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The findings show that the availability of digital media in Yogyakarta cultural heritage sites are mostly in traditional media types such as signs, brochures, maps, leaflets, and books. In attracting tourist, it is suggested that the cultural heritage sites should be provided with more advance interpretive media, namely computer simulations; personal stereo guided tours, virtual reality, and recently augmented reality as a way to conserve cultural heritage information and values.
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