For the second event of the series of conferences of the Architecture in Action 2019, the French Embassy in China invites French architect Bernard Desmoulin to speak on the topic “The Museum of the 21st Century”.
Bernard Desmoulin will discuss the important place that architecture occupies in a museum project, while raising the question of the role played by a museum building. Should it appear as a simple “shell”, serving as a minimalist receptacle to the exhibits that are the object of the visit? Or should the architectural structure, on the contrary, become work in turn, at the risk of interfering with the collections presented?
The evolution of museum architecture gives us an insight into the issues that have gone through the history of museums, their role in the territory where they are located, the evolution of their public, and the values they must deliver.
From a “temple museum” to the Age of Enlightenment, from witness of the old times to whose access was granted for only a few elites, through evolutions, the museum today is considered more like a public space, a place of culture and debates, and is accessible to the greatest number, making it a “forum museum” in a way. The museum as a building in the 21st century must take into account these evolutions, it has become a place of mediation, meetings, but also learning and leisure.
Times Museum, Guangzhou
15:30 – 17:00
Times Rose Garden Phase III Huangbian North Road, N. Baiyun Avenue, Guangzhou
Tel: +8620-2627 2363