Digitalisation has had a far-reaching and complex impact on the handling of cultural heritage. The more striking forms of cultural heritage, such as two-dimensional art works in museums, have an obvious potential for digital translation. However, this is less evident for three-dimensional objects and information
carriers like those we find in our archives. And things get even more complicated when it comes to more general tangible culture, particularly immovable heritage such as monuments, archaeological remains, and the cultural-historical landscape. In the latter two categories, it is not the heritage objects themselves that are digitised as images, but rather the secondary data relating to such objects, including descriptions, contexts, and ensembles, and their specific meanings.