Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo; New Exhibit Space (Hall of the First Facade)
Alternate Title:
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo; Salone del Paradiso
Image View:
Detail, original sculptures situated within the new reconstruction of the original facade
Creator:
Adolfo Natalini (Italian architect, born 1941); Guicciardini & Magni Architetti (Italian architectural firm, founded 1990)
Location:
repository: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Location Note:
Piazza del Duomo, 9
GPS:
43.772333 11.256222
Date:
opened 2015 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Gothic (Medieval); Twenty-first century
Work Type 1:
façade
Work Type 2:
museum
Classification:
Architecture and City Planning
Material:
resin; plaster; steel; glass
Technique:
construction (assembling)
Measurements:
3,600 m2 (area, new exhibit space, total)
Subjects:
architecture; contemporary (1960 to present); Museology; Restoration and conservation; museum exhibition design; interior design
Description:
The new display area for the museum is situated in the former Teatro degli Intrepidi, a theatre which opened in 1779, closed down and was turned into a warehouse in 1914. The theatre's large empty central space has been converted into a top-lit area in which to allow recreations of now lost architecture to interact with the works of art that once adorned it. It boasts a life-size model of the cathedral's first (lower) façade (1296- ca. 1412) rebuilt "from life" (based on a drawing by Poccetti) using a resin frame filled with marble dust on a metal structure which seeks to convey an image of the original façade rather than to pose as a full-fledged recreation of it. The original facade was dismantled in 1587, and the original sculpture moved to an earlier museum. (Source: Verdon, Timothy; The New Museo dell' Opera del Duomo, I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance, Vol. 18, No. 2)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A2-I-F-MD-FM-A05
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo; New Exhibit Space (Hall of the First Facade)