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Museums and Ideas (MUSIDEAS)

Museology and Values
Art and Human Dignity in the 21st Century

T. Verdon (ed.)
approx. 172 p., 25 b/w ill. + 80 colour ill., 220 x 280 mm, 2019
ISBN: 978-2-503-58325-9
Languages: English
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Do 21st-century women and men still believe that museums can, through the way they display art, help shape their visitors’ sense of the dignity of the person? Through the readings of history and style which they propose, can museums help bridge the gap that today seems to separate present from past, isolating individuals and groups in a contemporaneity without roots? If so, how? If not, why?
Table of Contents


Sergio Givone
Vice President of Opera Santa Maria del Fiore

Alberto Bonisole
Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities

Antonio Lampis
General Director of Museums

Antonio Paolucci
Former Minister of Culture, Italy | Former Director of the Musei Vaticani

Foreword: Florence, Museums, Museology and Values

Timothy Verdon
Director, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

Rita Filardi
Collection Manager, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence



Museums Change Lives

Timothy Verdon
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

Museums and Values

James Bradburne
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

Museum: Where are we from? Who are we? Where are we going?

Michail Borisovich Piotrovsky
General Director of the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
President of the Union of Museums of Russia

Unity in Diversity
One Louvre, Several Louvre Museums in the Twenty-First Century

Jean-Luc Martinez
Muse du Louvre, Paris

The Future of Museums

Julien Chapuis
Skulpturensammlung und Museum fr Byzantinische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Museology and Values

Art and Human Dignity in the Twenty-First Centur


Maria Serlupi Crescenzi
Musei Vaticani, Rome



Reanimating Sacred Art for a Secular Age: Art & Religion at the National Gallery, London

Susanna Avery-Quash
Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting), The National Gallery, London

Visitor Engagement: Designing Dignity

Allen Quine
The Museum of the Bible, Washington D.C.

The Museum Considered as a Moral Institution
Suggestions from Schiller Theory of Theater

Eike Schmidt
Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence

Competing Values

Cristina Acidini
Academy of Design Arts, Florence

Presenting Roles and Challenges of Curating Islamic Art in Qatar

Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Best Practice: The Galleria dellafter the Reform of 2015

Cecilie Hollberg
Galleria dellAccademia, Florence

What Is a Museum?

Christian Greco
Museo Egizio, Turin

Six Dreams for an Art Museum

Ulrike Lorenz
Kunsthalle Mannheim

Prestigious Collections, New Audiences

Paola Marini
Galleria dellAccademia, Florence



Doubts and Questions

Adolfo Natalini
Natalini Architetti, Florence

The Museum and the Form of Contemporaneity

Paolo Biscottini
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan

The Museum of the Duomo of Milan

Guido Canali
Canali Associates

The Museum

Maria Concetta Di Natale
Università degli Studi, Palermo

The Museum We Believe In

Marco Magni
Guicciardini & Magni Architetti

Confessions of an Exhibition Designer

Boris Micka
BMA Boris Micka Associates, Spain

The 'Caring Museum'
A New Proposal for an Inclusive Museum

Adeline Rispal
Studio Adeline Rispal, Paris

Identity and Mission
Authors Biographies

Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)

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