Museum-making: Behind and Beyond Architecture  Jean-Gabriel Leturcq Museum expert  PhD researcher - CEDEJ (Cairo)
Museum-making and Museology Exhibition-design Museum-design Museology Exhibition designers Architects Museum experts Curat...
Museum-Making, a reflexive process:  <ul><li>How do architects and museum curators collaborate in making a museum?  </li><...
Museum-making analysis: <ul><li>1. Institutional process </li></ul><ul><li>2. Making the scenario of a Museum  exhibition ...
The example of Department of Islamic Arts, Musée du Louvre, Paris 1993:  Current  exhibition 2009: Planned exhibtion How t...
Behind the Architecture: Institutional   Process <ul><li>Is there is a need for a new museum?  </li></ul><ul><li>Why to ma...
A history of the exhibition  <ul><li>1925: An encyclopedic Bazaar, sets of the materials  </li></ul>
A history of the exhibition <ul><ul><li>1993: A Geo-chronological approach </li></ul></ul>
A convincing approach?!?
Institutional process (2) <ul><li>Which collection might be exhibited?  </li></ul><ul><li>Who is going to fund the new mus...
The Exhibition Design process: <ul><li>How can exhibition design  serve  the objects?   </li></ul><ul><li>How to translate...
 
The new exhibition space 1993 exhibition: 1300 artifacts on 1 100 m² 2009: 5000 artifacts on 4 000 m² More space, more obj...
The Louvre Project   Rudy Ricciotti (France) + Mario Bellini (Italy)
‘ Iridescent Cloud’
…
…
‘ luminescent covering’
…
The scenario:   design as mediation Ground floor  Underground floor
‘ An art of the light’ Ground level exhibition
…   Underground level exhibition
 
Conclusions <ul><li>Architectural design is a mediator between the artefacts and the visitors   </li></ul><ul><li>Museum d...
[email_address] <ul><li>Thanks! </li></ul>[email_address]
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Museum Making British University 2008

  1. 1. Museum-making: Behind and Beyond Architecture Jean-Gabriel Leturcq Museum expert PhD researcher - CEDEJ (Cairo)
  2. 2. Museum-making and Museology Exhibition-design Museum-design Museology Exhibition designers Architects Museum experts Curators Politics, Culture, Economics Institutional Management Scenario and organization of space
  3. 3. Museum-Making, a reflexive process: <ul><li>How do architects and museum curators collaborate in making a museum? </li></ul><ul><li>How to define priorities of an exhibition scenario? </li></ul><ul><li>How can joint expertise contribute to the success of an exhibition? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Museum-making analysis: <ul><li>1. Institutional process </li></ul><ul><li>2. Making the scenario of a Museum exhibition </li></ul>
  5. 5. The example of Department of Islamic Arts, Musée du Louvre, Paris 1993: Current exhibition 2009: Planned exhibtion How to make a new museum with an old institution?
  6. 6. Behind the Architecture: Institutional Process <ul><li>Is there is a need for a new museum? </li></ul><ul><li>Why to make a new museum ? </li></ul>
  7. 7. A history of the exhibition <ul><li>1925: An encyclopedic Bazaar, sets of the materials </li></ul>
  8. 8. A history of the exhibition <ul><ul><li>1993: A Geo-chronological approach </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. A convincing approach?!?
  10. 10. Institutional process (2) <ul><li>Which collection might be exhibited? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is going to fund the new museum? </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Exhibition Design process: <ul><li>How can exhibition design serve the objects? </li></ul><ul><li>How to translate concepts in the architectural space? </li></ul><ul><li>How the exhibition design enables the communication between artifacts and visitors? </li></ul>
  12. 13. The new exhibition space 1993 exhibition: 1300 artifacts on 1 100 m² 2009: 5000 artifacts on 4 000 m² More space, more objects: is the exhibition better?
  13. 14. The Louvre Project Rudy Ricciotti (France) + Mario Bellini (Italy)
  14. 15. ‘ Iridescent Cloud’
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  16. 17.
  17. 18. ‘ luminescent covering’
  18. 19.
  19. 20. The scenario: design as mediation Ground floor Underground floor
  20. 21. ‘ An art of the light’ Ground level exhibition
  21. 22. … Underground level exhibition
  22. 24. Conclusions <ul><li>Architectural design is a mediator between the artefacts and the visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Museum design must respond to artefacts and to an elaborated conceptual program. </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture must serve the visitor. </li></ul>
  23. 25. [email_address] <ul><li>Thanks! </li></ul>[email_address]

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