Category Archives: Museum showcases

Cases for museums

There are some basic designs and construction differences that we need to consider in a museum display case.

Environmental- Does your case hold an environment that is different from the rest of the museum or at least buffer the variations that occur on a daily basis?  Even if your museum has state of the art climate control, daily heat and cool cycles, major climatic shifts such as weather fronts, and influx of visitors can change your environment quickly.  One way to alleviate the problem is to add gaskets and silica compartments to your cases.

Climitization– A case that can hold an environment should also be able to control the environment. The use of various techniques can keep a museum case at a certain humidity level even when the surrounding museum environment varies slightly from day to day.  All of these systems should be specified to have a separate access point to the display area.  You should be able to open the mechanical areas of a case without opening the display area.  This helps to keep an already buffered area stable and is better for security.