Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia




    Venice Natural History Museum
    January 30 – February 14, 2016

Natural History Museum of Venice Giancarlo Ligabue

MUSEUM TOGETHER. The museum spreads itself, the museum communicates itself


MSN and IUAV ideas and projects for a museum participated and widespread within the territory

On display are 50 posters of the students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and seven landscape communication projects from the Master’s Degree in Design

Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 15:00
by Fondazione Musei Civici of Venice – Museum of Natural History
and IUAV University of Venice
Admission on invitation only


Since the re-opening of the Museum, its scientific staff has been working on the design of a further new section dedicated to the lagoon of Venice, to its natural and environmental features as well as to its history and its centuries-old co-evolution with the city and the people. The concept developed here is the “widespread museum”, with an exhibition filled with cross-references to the surrounding territory, aimed at suggesting the direct exploration of the environments and themes presented in the Museum. An invitation to go and discover the lagoon, starting from places where local people is keeping alive environments, traditions, handicraft activities and knowledge that make up our culture and identity.
Within this perspective of interrelationship with other local bodies, we found a particularly favorable opportunity in collaborating with the IUAV university of Venice, particularly with the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree courses in Design, whose students have produced really interesting, original and effective projects.

Master’s students have been engaged in imagining a museum widespread in the territory, to serve both the community and the delicate ecosystem of the lagoon. The projects consist of a series of routes that wind between the museum and the lagoon of Venice, each made precious by its own atmosphere, each one communicated through a different narrative framework and through various communication means.

Bachelor’s students instead, had the task of conveying with their posters the mission and values of a science museum. Working in small groups, they have addressed the communication issues of the museum, addressing three different targets: tourism, the city and its territory, the school.

The projects will remain on display at the Museum from January 30 to February 14, 2016.