Museum Without Artifacts: Narrative Architecture in the Bytown Museum

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Creator: 

Bite, Samantha

Date: 

2015

Abstract: 

Museum Without Artifacts (Narrative Architecture in the Bytown Museum) examines the relationship between the stories and narratives associated with artifacts, those stories being told by the museum and the architectural implications of such a relationship. This thesis explores and questions the limitations of the walls which museums construct – both physically and abstractly. It seeks to reimagine the imaginative and historical storytelling opportunities when the walls of the modern museum are ‘broken down’ and the notion of a museum is explored on a city scale. Can we use the city to stage selected history and create an architecture around that? The intention may then still be to provide the viewer what they might demand, whatever that may be. But seeking truth in objects, place, and time invites a challenging contemporary architectural response with potential new forms.

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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