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.
client Banco de Portugal
location Lisboa, Portugal
credits Miguel Palmeiro Pedro Sousa
with Catarina Providência, Cariátides Diogo Barros, Newton Francisco Providência, Providência Design (museography and coordination) Gabriella Casella, Cariátides Mário Vairinhos Pedro Almeida, Mental Factory
photos Costamendes Luis Ferreira Alves
Paulo Cunha Martins
awards 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