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How To Design A Museum Display Case?

Jul. 04, 2022

Display cases are designed to display valuable items in collector's display cases. This type of display case is ideal for museums, exhibitions and other venues where security is a must.


Museum display cases can be square, hexagonal, tall and short. Use these display cases to protect valuable artwork in galleries or to display expensive items in jewelry stores. Many museum display cases include side rail lighting to further focus attention on the merchandise on display. The lighting can be adjusted so that the spotlight can be pointed in almost any direction. There are also museum display cases with mirrored decks that further highlight the items on display.


Low-oxygen(constant Humidity) And Clean Showcase

Low-oxygen(Constant Humidity) And Clean Showcase


All museum display cases should have some type of locking mechanism. Locks are an important feature of these display cases, as they are often used to display valuable merchandise. Even economical museum display cases have an alternative method of locking the lid to the base.


One similarity between all of these museum display cases is the full visual design of the units. Once the item is placed inside the case; the viewer can see the entire object from all angles. This adds to the versatility of these museum display cases; allowing them to be placed anywhere in the room without having to worry about perspective.


What materials should you use?

Some items are sensitive to light, and some may be made of particularly fragile materials, such as paper. Metals such as stainless steel, powder-coated steel or aluminum are the materials of choice for many display cases and storage shelves because they are strong, non-flammable and do not emit harmful vapors.


Wood and wood composites such as particle board or chipboard give off vapors such as acetic acid and peroxides, so if you're after a wood look, make sure you use MDF or plywood that has a higher grade of adhesive and is therefore more stable.

Constant Humidity Showcase

Constant Humidity Showcase


Glass is scratch-resistant, impermeable, and can be coated with UV filters to protect your items. However, it is heavy and therefore makes cases difficult to move. It is also more susceptible to temperature changes and can form condensation on the inside of the glass, causing the organic material to become wet.


Over time, many plastics also produce harmful fumes that can damage certain materials. Plastics such as PVC, cellulose acetate or rubber should not be used at all. However, plastics such as Plexiglas or acrylic are good choices for preventing visitors from touching exhibits and protecting them from dust and air pollutants.


Acrylic is an extremely cost-effective option that has the added benefit of being safer because it does not shatter or break. It is lightweight, so it is easy to reposition, and also has optimal optical clarity and crystal clear properties while blocking UV light, making it ideal for protecting UV-sensitive objects.


How to design a museum display case?

Obtain a floor plan of the museum from the client, or a sketch/idea of the museum display case.

communicating with each other to determine the layout and type of museum display case.

Starting 3D rendering based on previous requirements for materials, colors, types and functions.

Modification of the 3-D rendering based on client feedback.

starting technical drawings based on the approved 3-D renderings.

Approving or making final modifications after checking the first technical drawings.

starting manufacturing based on the approved technical drawings.

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