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Psychiatric hospitals and museums: cases in Venice and Milan
Journal Title: TERRITORIO 
Author/s: Valentina Raimondo 
Year:  2013 Issue: 65 Language: Italian 
Pages:  4 Pg. 89-92 FullText PDF:  276 KB
DOI:  10.3280/TR2013-065014
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The objective of this paper is to assess and compare two very particular museums, the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Paolo Pini (Mapp-Paolo Pini contemporary art museum) in Milan and the Museo del Manicomio di San Servolo (San Servolo mental asylum museum in Venice). The Mapp is a contemporary art museum in which the pavilions containing the hospital wards have been used to house works of art. The San Servolo museum, on the other hand, contains a rich collection of records and medical and scientific exhibits which trace the history of the psychiatric hospital. Both these institutions are located inside former psychiatric hospitals and constitute a valid attempt to transform environments and architectures linked to the painful events of a still recent past.
Keywords: Mapp; San Servolo; museum in a mental asylum

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Valentina Raimondo, Psychiatric hospitals and museums: cases in Venice and Milan in "TERRITORIO" 65/2013, pp. 89-92, DOI:10.3280/TR2013-065014

   

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