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[Cairo Conference - FDR Library. On November 25, 1943, during the Cairo Conference, the leaders of China, the United States and the United Kingdom and their important staff took a group photo on the lawn outside the Mina Hotel. As Chiang Kai-shek did not understand English, Soong Meiling served as the translator.]


Having some one to love is Family.
Having some place to go is Home.
Having both is a Family.



 - Overview

Heritage is the legacy of our past, what we live on today, and what we pass on to future generations. Legacy is something that is or should be passed on from generation to generation because it is valued. The concept of cultural heritage is a familiar one: those sites, objects and intangibles that have cultural, historical, aesthetic, archaeological, scientific, ethnological or anthropological value to groups and individuals. The concept of natural heritage is also familiar: physical, biological and geological features; habitats of plant or animal species and areas of value scientifically or aesthetically or from a conservation standpoint. 

Cultural heritage is breathed new life through digital technology and the Internet. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have transformed the way cultural digital resources are created, disseminated, preserved and (re)used. It enables different types of users to participate in cultural digital resources. People now have unprecedented access to cultural materials, and institutions can reach wider audiences, attract new users and develop creative and accessible content for leisure and education. New technologies have brought cultural heritage sites back to life, such as representing vast amounts of information from collections (archives, scientific collections, museums, art galleries, visual arts, etc.) through web discovery interfaces, enabling them to be tailored to the needs and inputs of users.



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