This international conference is connected with a research project led by a consortium of three major Italian universities (University of Bologna, University of Florence, University of Pisa) entitled “Lessico multilingue dei Beni Culturali (LBC)” (Plurilingual lexical resources for cultural heritage). The project focuses on the collection, analysis and comparison of linguistic and semiotic resources to describe artistic and cultural heritage in a wide variety of languages, including Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. The ultimate goal of this project is to compile an original online corpus-based dictionary that will provide experts and professionals operating in the art and cultural sectors as well as non-specialists with an invaluable resource for writing and translating arts in a plurilingual perspective. Key issues addressed in this conference are: recent changes in the way art and culture are promoted; new hybrid forms of communicating art, such as 3D documentaries and storytelling; the role of digital media in the communication of art and culture;  the state of the art and the future of lexical resources in the art and cultural sectors; interlinguistic and intercultural approaches to the communication and dissemination of art and culture; linguistic, literary and cultural narratives as ways to promote art and culture with special reference to e-narratives; the role of Digital Humanities and E-Learning in the study and dissemination of the language of art and cultural heritage; the development, creation and performance of specialized dictionaries and digital platforms for art and cultural heritage. This Conference addresses language and culture experts, IT engineers specialized in Natural language processing (NLP) and communication experts, as well as public and private stakeholders working in the field of cultural and artistic heritage management.