On the border. Value and function of museum’s entrance hall and its symbolic meaning

Lucia Tarantino

Abstract


The text aims to analyze the museum entrance halls, mainly from the point of view of the growing phenomenon of mass tourism. The entrance space is examined not only for its functional characters but also for its symbolic power in structuring or changing the historical and cultural identity of the entire museum’s building. Both in new projects and in restoration of ancient museum buildings, in fact, contemporary architects seems to be increasingly attracted by this design aspect.


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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2038-6184/4089

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