The Monetary Unification in Italy 2011 Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Banca d'Italia
Area (sqm)
Finance, History, Politics

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the state of Italy, the Italian central bank Banca d'Italia is presenting this illustrious anniversary show, inviting the visitor on varied parcours. Cube shapes determine the sound-filled main area of monetary unification, radiating a dignified gold. At the centre there is a three-dimensional sculpture onto which a specially designed 17-minute film is projected. A detailed timeline, which features integrated exhibits encompasses the entire exhibition space. Individual, thematically arranged media stations allow the visitor to become interactively immersed in history. The space entitled Manufacturing Coins and Banknotes completely submerged in a deep blue colour provides an insight into the history of the minting and printing processes, whereas the treasure chamber, designed like a vault room, deals with the aesthetic qualities of coins that are important artistically as well as in terms of the history of Italy. In the futuristically designed space entitled Money today, the visitor can use an eleven metre-long media table to explore today's monetary networks and find out about the current banking system: 17 different touch points serve as an invitation to call up the interactively processed contents.

Exhibition Design and Planning, Scenography
Light Planning with
LDE Belzner Holmes
Media Design and Planning with
ToDo design, interaction & media
Sound Design with
Enrico Ascoli
Michael Jungblut