Architecture: The Museum as Muse

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Friday, November 29th, 2019
Program Description

In this program, students consider ways that cultural traditions and environmental conditions affect architecture by exploring the relationship between design and function at museums around the world. Using MOA as a case study, students are led through contrasting gallery spaces and asked to record their visual, spatial and emotional impressions. After a classroom presentation that introduces the history of the museum and theories of context, purpose and function, students are encouraged to respond to the built environments they have encountered and to design a museum interior space or façade of their own.

Big Ideas
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
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    Additional Notes

    This program is available by request only. Please contact bookings at 604.822.3825 or