The effect of spatial and visual configuration of museums in the formation of visiting patterns. (A comparative study between Iraqi and International museum buildings)


Museums add cultural and social values to their societies, by transferring knowledge to thevisitors through their exhibits.Accordingly, movement/visibility relation is considered as a crucial aspect in explainingspatial manners of museums, and direct operator in the formation of visiting patterns.The relation between both faces of museum's spatial configuration (movement axes, andvisibility network), represents phenomena that lacks adequate research endeavors, despite itsimportance in the formation of visiting experiment patterns. Accordingly, the study aims toexplain this relation. Using the comparative analysis methodology between Iraqi andinternational museum buildings. The results show full coincidence of the most integratedmovement axes with the most integrated visibility areas, in some cases. And partial coincidencein others. With special syntactic position for Gathering Spaces in Museums.