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Exhibiting in a landmark: the designer’s challenge

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The city of Oporto, Portugal, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro River, forms an exceptional urban landscape with a thousand-year history. Its historical centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997 and in 2001 it will share with Rotterdam the honour of being European Capital of Culture. Its continuous growth, linked to the sea (the Romans gave it the name Portus, or port), can be seen in its many and varied monuments, among them the Santa Casa de Miseric√≥rdia. To commemorate the institution’s 500th anniversary Maria da Luz Nolasco was called upon to design an exhibition that had to confront the challenge of its exceptional architectural surroundings. Currently curator at the Museum of Aveiro, the author has written extensively on museum and heritage subjects and is an active member of the Portuguese Association of Museology and of ICOM-Portugal.
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Document Type: Original Article

Affiliations: Curator, Museum of Aveiro, Portugal

Publication date: April 1, 2000

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