Items displayed in museums hold historical significance and are representative of society’s culture. Preserving valuable collections for education and enjoyment is a primary role of museums. While fulfilling this role, the architecture of the museum is also an important factor. Historical buildings are converted into museums and architects must consider the use of the space and the museum’s purpose during their initial design. Other museums are built with a clear purpose in mind. As museums are designed, many characteristics are determined. Display and storage spaces as well as visitor services impacts museum’s functionality. Based on the function of a museum, architectural requirements are different. For example, a children’s museum requires hands-on exhibits that encourage learning through play. A fine art museum, such the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, requires different arrangements that protect the art and preserve the condition of the items displayed, due to its purpose and mission. Several considerations are taken when architects plan lighting choices, exhibit display options, and conservation of artifacts. Additionally, museums take inspiration from other successful museums that establish best practices and set standards for the industry. A model museum sets the standards for collections, conservation, exhibits, and also visitor experiences. The Louvre in Paris is regarded as the model of a museum building (McClellan, 1994). As the Metropolitan Museum of Art is established, it makes every effort to attain the standards that the Louvre has established. Through the various changes in architects and direction, the Metropolitan Museum of Art strives to attain all of t...
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...giviller, strongly believed that natural, overhead lighting was the most effective solution (McClellan, 1994, p. 72). The same determination impacted the decision to add skylights at the Met. During the initial phase, architects Vaux and Mould, added skylights to the upper floor, and windows to the lower floor that provided a natural light solution (Heckscher, 1995). Additionally, glass-roofed courtyards provided “unimpeded light” for displaying objects (Heckscher, 1995). Although other aspects of the initial phase were not considered a success for the Met, during the later construction of the South Wing, Weston also included sky-lighted picture galleries inspired by South Kensington Museum’s south court (Heckscher, 1995). It was clear to see that natural lighting was an effective solution to displaying artwork and important to museum building’s architecture.
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- The Metropolitan Museum of Art Items displayed in museums hold historical significance and are representative of society’s culture. Preserving valuable collections for education and enjoyment is a primary role of museums. While fulfilling this role, the architecture of the museum is also an important factor. Historical buildings are converted into museums and architects must consider the use of the space and the museum’s purpose during their initial design. Other museums are built with a clear purpose in mind.... [tags: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art museum, Museum]
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