The new "Museum of Libya", created on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Revolution of Muammar Gaddafi, is based on the concept of "Edutainment" (from education + entertainment), a new way to learn and have fun together.
The museum, with its 3000 square meters of exhibition space (18 thematic rooms), provides a broad overview on the issues of culture Libyan who wants to show up in the eyes of their nation and those of the whole world in a modern and international, involving the five human senses and the use of multimedia and interactive technologies (holograms, FogScreen, Heliodisplay, 360 ° navigable images ...).
The new museum was carried out within the "People's Palace", built between 1924 and 1939 by Milanese architect Saul Meravigilia Mantegazza, in neo-Moorish style. We find here all the elements that characterize the architecture of Islamic countries: domes, tasteful decor, arches, balconies, marble, mosaics, a large central courtyard with a fountain in the center topped by a large dome in stained glass, and finally, the magnificent garden with its fountains that surround the building.
The building was originally built as the residence of the Governor of Italian Libya. From 1951 to 1969, the date of the Revolution, it was also the Royal Palace. From 1969 to 2009, known as the People's Palace.
Today, the prestige of this building continues in his new role as a "Museum of Libya" with its cultural content and as a "museum of itself."
Italian Contribution to the project
DESIGN: STUDIO CRACHI - www.studiocrachi.com
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