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Museum Architecture - what does it take to design a museum?

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The great challenge to museum architecture lies in providing for the often conflicting uses of the building. On one hand, the important objects in the collection must be preserved, and preservation often requires very specific environments. On the other hand, museums make parts of their collection available to the public, so the environment must be comfortable for people, enabling their movement through the space and providing for their safety.

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Museum Architecture - what does it take to design a museum?

  1. 1. B Y : H A Y L E E G R I F F I N MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE
  2. 2. WHAT IS MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE “Museum architecture creates buildings specially designed to house objects that have been collected because of their historical, scientific, or artistic importance. The great challenge to museum architecture lies in providing for the often conflicting uses of the building. On one hand, the important objects in the collection must be preserved, and preservation often requires very specific environments. On the other hand, museums make parts of their collection available to the public, so the environment must be comfortable for people, enabling their movement through the space and providing for their safety. In addition, museums are often publicly owned structures, and museum architecture is designed to make a statement about the community. Today, museum architecture also has to accommodate environmental concerns as well.” http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is- museum-architecture.htm
  3. 3. HAZARDS TO HISTORIC ARTIFACTS LIGHT Too much light speeds deterioration of photographs, textiles and printed or handwritten paper, furniture, etc. Historic objects should be protected from excessive light levels, and especially from sunlight and florescent light, which contain high amounts of ultraviolet radiation--which is the most harmful form of light. Place furniture, antique quilts and other memorabilia out of direct sunlight and/or florescent light. TEMPERATURE Too high or too low a temperature (or rapid temperature swings) can damage rubber, wood, metal, etc. Store or display historic memorabilia in spaces that have climate-control systems (heating and air conditioning). Do not store in sheds, attics and basements. HUMIDITY Humidity that is too high encourages pests and mold growth on paper, textiles and parchment, and promotes rust on metal. Humidity that is too low can cause objects to become brittle. Organic objects in particular absorb and release moisture depending on the relative humidity of their environment and need a stable humidity. Store historic memorabilia in an area that has a steady, constant humidity (45%–55%), and store or display historic materials away from heating and air conditioning vents. http://www.nationalww2museum.org/give/donate- an-artifact/preservation-of- artifacts.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/
  4. 4. HAZARDS TO HISTORIC ARTIFACTS PESTS Different types of historic materials attract different types of pests. Roaches and silverfish are attracted to paper and books. Moths are attracted to protein fibers such as silk and wool. Termites are attracted to wood. Conduct regular inspections of historic objects that attract pests. HUMAN BEINGS Human beings are one of the greatest threats to historic objects, not only due to surface compounds, such as oil, sweat and make-up that they carry on their skin, but also because we continue to use historic objects. These oils and other surface substances are transferred to the object during handling. Wear cotton or nylon gloves when handling historic paper, textiles, photographs, and wooden and metal objects. Many objects are damaged because people handle them in inappropriate ways, such as trying on clothing, taking items to show-and-tell at school or even using them for their original purposes. All of these uses put undue strain on the objects and put them at risk for loss or damage. CHEMICAL REACTION & AIR POLLUTANTS Certain types of materials, such as metal and marble, react to chemicals present in the air. This is a particular concern for outdoor objects such as marble statuary, iron architectural elements, etc. Chemicals such as formaldehyde and acidic gases from wooden compounds can also harm historic objects. http://www.nationalww2museum.org/give/dona te-an-artifact/preservation-of- artifacts.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/
  5. 5. HOW MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE HELPS WITH PRESERVATION • Provides for the safety of objects on display • Climate controlled environments • Security of objects • Provides for the safety, security, and comfort of visitors • Creates ways for visitors to be close to the objects and connect with them intellectually and emotionally without damaging them. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is- museum-architecture.htm
  6. 6. GREAT MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum One of the most famous museums in New York City, The Guggenheim, was designed by world renown architect Frank Lloyd Right in 1959. The design of the cylindrical building was to be a “temple of the spirit.” A ramp spiraling through the center of the building draws the eye to the grand skylight and then transports visitors to different levels of the museum where they can ogle over world renown art. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_R._Guggenheim_Museum
  7. 7. GREAT MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE The Lourve The Lourve, the most visited museum in the world, is a must on any trip to Paris. The museum is part of a large fortress dating back to the 12th century, parts of which are still visible today. The museum’s focal point, a large glass pyramid, was designed by architect I.M. Pei and opened in 1989, with new exhibition spaces following soon after . Oh, and it also has one very famous painting. http://www.louvre.fr/en/history-louvre
  8. 8. GREAT MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or better known as simply The Met, is the largest art museum in the world. The architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould designed the initial Ruskinian Gothic structure, the west facade of which is still visible in the Robert Lehman Wing. The building has since expanded greatly, and the various additions—built as early as 1888—now completely surround the original structure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Museum_of _Art
  9. 9. GREAT MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE The British Museum The British Museum’s Greek Revival main building and four adjoining wings were designed by architect Sir Robert Smirke in 1823 and completed in 1852. Although original designs called for a courtyard, the center of the museum was changed to be a reading room. Surrounding the Reading Room, is the Great Court, distinguishing itself from the rest of the museum with a huge glass ceiling. The Great Court was designed by Norman Foster and opened in 2000. http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/the_museums _story/architecture.aspx

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