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img. 5.22 — The Sackler Hall in the Museum of London, United Kingdom. Design by Furneaux Stewart. This hybrid space works as a cafe, an information hub and a place for temporary exhibitions. It is the conceptual and physical fulcrum of the whole exhibition area, characterised by a circular curtain of led displaying information and video art works, commissioned every two years by the museum. With its highly adaptive character, it reflects the ever changing and questioning approach of the museum. Photo by Francesca Lanz.

img. 5.23 — The Visible Storage of the Museum aan de Stroom–MAS, Antwerp, Belgium. This space is occasionally used for temporary exhibitions; these activities are often organized by a group of young people (MAS in Young Hands) activly collaborating with the museum. © Filip Dujardin, courtesy of MAS.

img. 5.24 — The “Expanding City” room in the Stadsmuseum Gent–STAM. © Phile Deprez, courtesy of STAM. This space is meant as a room for temporary exhibitions, as well as for debates and meetings. It currently hosts a web-based exhibition on the contemporary city (including a video game on the problems and concerns of the contemporary city), a terminal where visitors can create their own movie on the city, and, in the center, a relax area where some screens display videos about the contemporary city.

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European Museums in the 21st Century: Setting the Framework - Vol. 2  

This book grew out of the earliest work of the MeLa Research Field 6, “Envisioning 21st Century Museums,” aimed at exploring current trends...

European Museums in the 21st Century: Setting the Framework - Vol. 2  

This book grew out of the earliest work of the MeLa Research Field 6, “Envisioning 21st Century Museums,” aimed at exploring current trends...

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