Print ISSN: 2617-9547

Online ISSN: 2617-9555

Keywords : Museums

The effect of spatial and visual configuration of museums in the formation of visiting patterns. (A comparative study between Iraqi and International museum buildings)

The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 2012, Volume 11, Issue 25, Pages 127-142

Museums add cultural and social values to their societies, by transferring knowledge to the
visitors through their exhibits.
Accordingly, movement/visibility relation is considered as a crucial aspect in explaining
spatial manners of museums, and direct operator in the formation of visiting patterns.
The relation between both faces of museum's spatial configuration (movement axes, and
visibility network), represents phenomena that lacks adequate research endeavors, despite its
importance in the formation of visiting experiment patterns. Accordingly, the study aims to
explain this relation. Using the comparative analysis methodology between Iraqi and
international museum buildings. The results show full coincidence of the most integrated
movement axes with the most integrated visibility areas, in some cases. And partial coincidence
in others. With special syntactic position for Gathering Spaces in Museums.