Contemporary Perspectives on Inter-War Museography

François Poncelet
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During the interwar period a remarkable evolution has been in museography of art galleries. New practices are elaborated, developed and continued for a long time – actually up to now for some. The debates in which they originated sometimes strangely resemble the discussions that animate the museums today. A look to back is necessary…

This series of photographs proves the interest of certain curators, such as B.I. Gilman, author of the photographs opposite, in studying visitor comfort from the beginning of the twentieth century: analyses are carried out to determine a ‘normal’ level of vision, so that the majority of visitors can see the exhibits with the minimum possible physical effort.

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