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Enhancing the tourist heritage experience through "In-Situ" customisable, 3D printed souvenirs.

Anastasiadou, Constantia; Foster, Samantha Vettese; Calder, Lynsey


Samantha Vettese Foster

Lynsey Calder


This research set out to investigate whether technological innovations in design and the personalisation
of tourist souvenirs through 3D printing, could offer opportunities to break away from stereotypically
throwaway, low quality, mass manufactured products that souvenir consumption is often associated
with. The study was undertaken within a historic environment in Stirling, Scotland, producing 3D printed
souvenirs in situ and inviting visitors to comment on the finished item. The paper concludes by reflecting
on the implications of the findings for heritage attractions in terms of sustainability, authenticity, intellectual
property rights, engagement with technology and areas for future research.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name Heritage Tourism and Hospitlaity International Conference
Start Date Nov 25, 2015
End Date Nov 27, 2015
Publication Date 2015
Deposit Date Jan 14, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 11-20
ISBN 978-90-9029477-3
Keywords Tourist souvenirs; 3D printing; heritage tourism;
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