Museum layout of the wing of the National Prehistoric Ethnographic Museum “Luigi Pigorini” dedicated to the
“Basse Terre Sudamericane”. Design of support bases for showcases and specific supports for exhibits
As part of the enhancement that the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities is implementing the National
Museum of Prehistoric Ethnographic “Luigi Pigorini” Roma (The National Museum of Luigi Pigorini preserves
documentation of both Italian, European and non-European prehistoric cultures and of the ancient non-European
the creation of the new wing dedicated to the American ethnography, the design of the museographic
arrangement, of the single showcases and of the supports destined to the single manufactured ones. The intervention
was carried out under the scientific direction of Dr Donatella Saviola the curator of the Museum of the Americas. It was therefore a project of valorization and musealization of objects very different from each other for material,
workmanship and epochs. The collection, chosen to implement the offer of the Americas section, is in fact composed
of objects from the travels of explorers in the so-called “South American Low Lands” that with those exhibited in the
remaining space dedicated to the Americas shows the visitor an exciting journey through the customs and customs of
This design has been interpreted as an operation surrounding the so-called «work of art».
A design that has as
its object the space of the work that is also the place of the first restoration.
It is therefore an act which does not
directly involve the subject but which equally affects its meaning, as an intervention «To ensure that the spatiality
of the work is not hindered in its affirmation within the physical space of existence» (C. Brandi, Teoria del restauro,
1977, p. 51).