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About Museum Scenography

Museum scenography is an interdisciplinary design philosophy that synthesizes many separate disciplines and aims to transform meanings into spatial forms. Classical approaches to the design of sociocultural spaces presuppose a certain discreteness of the process, when the artistic concept, script and multimedia solutions are created by different working groups (not always connected with each other). But today, when the expositions have become more complex and the visitors more demanding, holistic approaches to the project, with a single curatorial management, become relevant.

The philosophy of museum scenography is a response to the significantly more complicated structure of projects, which now combine not only objects and their design, but also narratives, internal architecture, spatial and graphic solutions, and media technologies. These layers are united by the concept and work on the content and idea of ​​the project. The concept of the museum set design of the project is a document that gives a complete idea of ​​both the ideology of the project and all artistic solutions, installations and audiovisual content. This document becomes the basis for further design and implementation.

Maintaining the integrity of the project at all its stages is a key feature of the philosophy of museum scenography
Why does a museum project need a concept?
Project without preliminary concept development:
  • Becomes discrete. Possible problems in communication between working groups when moving from stage to stage

  • Architectural solutions are designed in isolation from the content of the exposition

  • There is a high probability of losing some of the ideas and general intention without single management at all stages of the project

  • In the process of design and implementation, new details may arise that will entail non-systematic changes in the project.

A well-developed concept ensures:
  • The ability to design the internal architecture of the exposition based on its content and ideological content

  • Smooth transition to further stages of the project (design, implementation) without losing the overall concept

  • Unified curatorial vision and supervision of all components of the concept: semantic, scenario, artistic, installation, contextual

  • The guideline developed within the framework of the concept guarantees the integrity of the visual picture of the project

  • Conceptual solutions are systematically detailed at the design and implementation stages

Roles and skills
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The curator of the project plays a key role in developing the concept of museum scenography. It is a kind of generator and systematizer of meanings, the creator of the structure of the future exposition, as well as a link between the museum and its scientific group and a group of artists, designers and other members of the Bureau’s team. It is the curator who is responsible for creating the concept, formulates tasks for designers, producers and information specialists, accompanies the project at all stages of its life cycle, as well as during engineering revision, implementation and installation.

The creation of socio-cultural projects today is the work of a team, and an interdisciplinary team, which brings together very different specialists. A properly structured process of interaction within the team is of fundamental importance; without it, bright creative ideas may simply not reach the stage of implementation.

Theme

In-house specialists

  • Curator
  • Information specialists
  • Editor
  • Project Manager
  • Organizer of project seminars

Freelance specialists

  • Scientific experts on topics
Content

In-house specialists

  • Curator
  • Information specialists
  • Interpreter
  • Scientific communicator
  • Operations editor
  • Rewriter (exposition texts)
  • Graphic Designer
  • Producer
  • Project Manager
  • Organizer of project seminars

Freelance specialists

  • Scientific experts: historians, culturologists, anthropologists, sociologists
Audience

In-house specialists

  • Curator
  • Information specialists
  • Project Manager
  • Organizer of project seminars

Freelance specialists

  • Experts Educators, psychologists Disability Counselors
Functions

In-house specialists

  • Curator
  • Information specialists
  • Development specialist, marketer

Freelance specialists

  • Specialized museum specialists
  • Employees of children’s centers, lecture halls, museum shops
Space

In-house specialists

  • Curator
  • Art Director
  • Project Manager
  • Information specialists
  • Development Specialist
  • Architect
  • Visualizer
  • Producer
  • Utility network specialists
  • Environment designer

Freelance specialists

  • Children’s educators, psychologists
  • Disability Counselors
  • Staff of thematic museums
Funds and archives

In-house specialists

  • Curator
  • Information specialists
  • Environment designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Project Manager

Freelance specialists

  • Custodians (funds, special storage conditions), museum staff Historians, culturologists, art historians
  • Educational psychologists
  • Lawyers
Exposition structure

In-house specialists

  • Curator
  • Information specialists
  • Screenwriter, playwriter
Artistic solution

In-house specialists

  • Curator
  • Art Director
  • Project Manager
  • Environment designer
  • Visualizer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Designer-constructor

Freelance specialists

  • Decorator
  • Illustrator
  • Lighting specialist
Graphic design

In-house specialists

  • Curator
  • Art Director
  • Information specialists
  • Graphic Designer
  • Environment designer
  • Visualizer
  • Project Manager
  • Operations editor
  • Interpreter
  • Scientific communicator
  • Copywriter
  • Producer

Freelance specialists

  • Scientific experts
  • Translator
Installations

In-house specialists

  • Curator
  • Art Director
  • Information specialists
  • Producer
  • Project Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • UX designer
  • Operations editor
  • Environment designer
  • Industrial designer
  • System engineer
  • Implementing designer
  • Design engineer

Freelance specialists

  • Scientific experts
  • Translator
Digital content

In-house specialists

  • Curator
  • Art Director
  • Information specialists
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interface designer (UX / UI)
  • Producer
  • Illustrator, animator, retoucher
  • Project Manager
  • Scientific communicator
  • Screenwriter

Freelance specialists

  • Scientific experts
  • Editors
  • Screenwriters, playwrights
  • Directors
  • Commercial musicians
  • Sound designer
  • Music producer
  • Archivists
  • Lawyers
  • Translator
Budget management

In-house specialists

  • Project Manager
  • Producer
  • Commercial Director
  • Curator
Museum scenography tools
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Нарративное проектирование
Making narrative spaces, т.е. создание нарративных («говорящих») пространств – то, чем занимается музейная сценография. Нарратив – понятие более широкое, чем «тема» или «сюжет».
Работа с содержанием
Making narrative spaces, т.е. создание нарративных («говорящих») пространств – то, чем занимается музейная сценография. Нарратив – понятие более широкое, чем «тема» или «сюжет».

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