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Design Museums: Making Sense or Sensation of Design

Michaëlis, Sabina Maria;


Taking the premise that design museums are essentially institutions of knowledge this paper investigates how curatorial practice conveys the meaning and understanding of design. Design, being of a strong visual nature, is often set in scene with great theatrics, but not without consequences to the exhibition’s ability to make sense of design. With a case study of Triennale Design Museum in Milan the paper asks what happens to the conveyed meanings when the design exhibition it self is perceived as a design object.


Palavras-chave: curating design, Triennale Design Museum,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0042

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Como citar:

Michaëlis, Sabina Maria; "Design Museums: Making Sense or Sensation of Design", p. 315-320 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0042

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