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First Semester 
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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)


The course aims to address the relationship between the museum space, the exhibition contents and the exhibit design: organization of space, coordination of texts, images, materials, communication technologies .
With reference to the innovative examples in the history of twentieth-century museums (Scarpa, Albini, BBPR) and those of the last decades (Studio Azzurro), we want to investigate the methodologies of the exhibit design; without neglecting that it is a constantly evolving sector in which culture of design and architecture project, graphic project, multimedia project, plant design overlap. New technologies and constantly evolving digital media make it possible to widen the boundaries of architectural space. These, acting on the methods of fruition of the same, open to new modes of knowledge, additional to those related to the traditional disciplines of exhibit design and museography.


Prerequisites are indicated in the Academic Regulations of the Degree Program


Lessons with critical readings of projects, according to the following program:

• Museology, museography, exhibit design: 12 hours
• Layout codes and models. Critical reading tools
• the exhibit design: a tool to articulate a story that integrates space, architecture, graphics and communication
• media and digital communication

Critical reading of authors, projects and installations: 12 hours

• The 20th century Italian museography: Terragni, Libera, Baldessari, Scarpa, Albini, BBPR, Gardella
• Museums and ICT: Studio Azzurro
• Recent experiences of virtual and augmented reality
• Multimedia museums in Sardinia.
Seminars held by experts (6 hours)

Guided visits to the Museums (10 hours)

Teaching Methods

The course will will be mainly developed through online lessons accessible online on Adobe Connect and will be recorded. and partly through visits to museums and exhibitions. In the lectures, through the analysis of exhibition projects, and by retracing the history of the museography of the last century, we want to provide the basics of essential knowledge; through the seminars of experts (designers and museum managers), and visits to museums, we want to highlight how the implementation and management aspects affect the ability of a museum to communicate with the public the expected contents, through the analogical display methods and digital ones.

Verification of learning

The online final exam consists in the verification and critical knowledge of the topics covered in the course, and in the study of the texts indicated in the bibliography.


Bucci F., Rossari A., I musei e gli allestimenti di Franco Albini, Milano, Electa, 2005;
 Dalai Emiliani Marisa, Per una critica della museografia del Novecento in Italia. Il “saper mostrare” di Carlo Scarpa..Marsilio, 2008;
 Polano S., Mostrare: l'allestimento in Italia dagli anni Venti agli anni Ottanta, Milano, Lybra immagine, 2000;
 Mottola Molfino A., Morigi Govi C., Lavorare nei musei: il più bel mestiere del mondo, Torino, Allemandi, 2004;
 Sistema regionale dei musei. Piano di razionalizzazione e sviluppo, download da: http://www.regione.sardegna.it/j/v/66?s=1&v=9&c=27&c1=1346&id=1654
 Studio Azzurro. Videoambienti, ambienti sensibili. Video and sensitive enviroments. 2 DVD. Con libro, Feltrinelli, 2007
 Studio azzurro, Musei di narrazione, Silvana Editoriale, 2011

More Information

The necessary bibliographic references will be provided during the lessons for an immediate deepening and enrichment of the topics.

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