Museum as Lecture Venue (Mexico City)

Mexico City. Museo Casa del Risco. This was a stumbled upon surprise in San Angel. The covered central courtyard protects the lovely Fuente del Risco, constructed of plates and bowls and shells…

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The alter-like fountain is the centerpiece of the museum.

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While I was walking through the upper galleries, a projector, screen and seating were set up for a lecture…

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Museum lectures have a reverent purpose and atmosphere. But museum venue design needs to be practical, typically using modular, generic elements that have no relationship to the place. The physical set up of the event space often seems like an awkward collision between the thing itself, and talking about the thing.

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