museu do dinheiro
The exhibition intends to make “money” comprehensible both as a local and a global phenomenon, that has evolved from a material, tangible and analogical dimension, to one representational, virtual and intangible. The existing numismatic collection, the Portuguese Central Bank requirements and the morphology of the rehabilitated building entailed for the creation of 10 thematic independent spaces, that wore set-up under a linear and interconnected disposition over the 4 floors intended for the exhibition. The museographic layout establishes a continuous and symmetrical circuit with an existing complementarity between each floor and a clear unity within the ascending/descending vertical progression. Although undeniable adequacy of the exhibition layout to the building structure can be perceived — both by the anatomy of the exhibition and by its rhetoric —, each room/theme treats its subject in a specific and unique way, holding a distinct and memorable expository device; resulting in a sensory-stimulating and different aesthetic experience. 

Banco de Portugal


Lisboa, Portugal

Miguel Palmeiro
Pedro Sousa

Catarina Providência, Cariátides
Diogo Barros, Newton 
Francisco Providência, Providência Design (museography and coordination)
Gabriella Casella, Cariátides Mário Vairinhos
Pedro Almeida, Mental Factory 

Luis Ferreira Alves
Paulo Cunha Martins

Prémios APOM 2017 / Museu Português do Ano  
Prémios Acesso Cultura 2017 / melhor acessibilidade integrada
EMYA 2017 / Museu Europeu do Ano , nomeado
BID 2016 / Prémio Diseño de espacios e interiorismo, finalista

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