Architecture Museums and Digital Design Media

A research theme in the Cultural Heritage Mediascapes project that investigates the collection, preservation and exhibition of digital architectural materials. 

The archives of architectural firms, including models and drawings, are an important source of cultural heritage, providing insight into design processes and architectural history. However, digital design media produced in architectural practice pose unique challenges to collecting, preserving, and exhibition practices in museums.

This theme studies the challenges of producing, collecting, preserving and exhibiting digital design media in ways that deepen experts' and visitors' experiences and knowledge of architecture.

  • What material is considered most significant by the architect, the client, the curator and the public to understand the design process?
  • What material is considered most significant by the architect, the client, the curator and the public to understand the final building?
  • How do young people understand and experience architecture in museum exhibitions?

Birgitte Sauge

Birgitte Sauge is senior curator in the Architecture Department at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway and editor of the Norwegian journal Norsk museumstidsskrift. She has a Dr. Art. in Art History from the University of Bergen (2004). Her research is focused on Norwegian architectural history from the 20th century, architectural competitions, documentation and archives. 2016-2019 she holds a research position in the interdisciplinary project «Architecture Museums and Digital Design Media», which is part of the larger project Cultural Heritage Mediascapes, organized by the Department of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo and financed by the Norwegian Research Council.

 

Publications (selected)

To BIM or not to BIM? A study of interpretation of BIM in architectural competitions. (in press, 2018) In Maria Theodorou and Antigoni Katsakou (Eds.),The Competition Mesh: Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions, RIBA Enterprises Ltd.
 
Gavnlig kappestrid for nye ideer og nye krefter. Arkitektkonkurransene om Stortingsbygningen. (2016) In Galtrud Wahl (Ed.), Stortingsbygningen 150 år. To arkitektkonkurranser,Henjum: Oslo, pp. 50-65.

Arkitektur og utstillinger som berører. En studie av nyere basisutstillinger i norske kunst- og kunstindustrimuseer. (2015) In Elin Haugdal, Hege Olaussen, Svein Aamold (Eds.), Berørt av bygninger, Septentrio Academic Publishing, pp. 293-314.
 
Arkitektur i perspektiv. Arkitekturtegneren Marianne Brochmann. (2015) In Arkitekturårbok 2015, Oslo, pp.102-125.
 
The Rhetoric of the Interwar Period: The Competition for a New Office Building for the Norwegian Shipowner’s Association. (2010) In Magnus Rönn et al., (Eds.), The Architectural Competition Research Inquiries and Experiences, Axl Books: Stockholm, pp. 509-531.
 
The New Norwegian Opera House by Snøhetta AS. Recording an Electronic Design process. (2008) In Architecture and Digital Archives. Architecture in the digital age: A question of memory, Infolio: Gollion, pp. 123-140.
 
Arkitekturtegning og kontekst. Arkitektkonkurransen om Norges Rederforbunds kontorbygning, 1930. (2003) Unpublished Dr.art. dissertation in Art History, University of Bergen. PDF
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