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Museum Exhibition Display Cases

Part 1:  Introduction

Achieving the invisible museum exhibition display-case or display vitrines has long been the aspiration or goal of museum designers, architects, curators and showcase manufactures.

They all have a shared vision to display and communicate every day items along with extraordinary exhibits in their purest form without restriction or barrier. From its very nature, once you place a piece of glass or acrylic between the visitor and the exhibit a barrier has been formed and something very special has been lost to the observer or visitor. I always feel very lucky that through my career as a museum exhibition designer I have had the privilege to see, feel (with cotton gloves) and examine documents, paintings or objects that have been in great historical collections without these essential barriers.

However it has also made me very sensitive to how museums, trusts and various organizations start the process of purchasing museum display showcases.

Over the next few months I will be going on a museum exhibition showcase journey of discovery looking at the many processes it takes to produce perfect museum exhibition display cases. Also how it is possible to purchase bespoke museum showcases that allows the visitor to enjoy what’s on display in a far more appreciative and communicative way, at no extra cost to off the shelf showcase option.

If you would like to find out more about museum exhibition display cases and showcases in further detail you can contact us with your queries or visit the Museum Display Cases page with a full list of showcase and museum display cases design services. Below are the latest blogs on my museum exhibition showcase journey of discovery:

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Ok so you have a new exhibition, museum or visitor centre that requires new glass display showcases or acrylic vitrines. If you were paying attention, you might have noticed that I can’t make up my mind whether to write museum display showcases or exhibition vitrines or both? {read more}

The process of achieving a successful museum or exhibition showcase design, build and installation is not created in isolation or a vacuum. It requires a team of dedicated professionals all working together to create something which is far more than the sum of its parts. It is how other details are designed, engineered and executed which determines whether the display showcase is truly invisible to the individual. {read more}

So it is time to answer the question you have wanted to know since (part 3) Invisible Museum Display Cases or maybe you have been trawling the internet in the mean time for the definitive answer to “what are the best materials to make museum display showcases from”. Well the answer is both; it just depends on your own individual set of circumstances that will determine what’s right for your museum, exhibition or display project. {read more}

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About the Author:

Simon Morris is the director of the design firm Simon Morris Associates. Due to his work with museums and private collectors he is one of only two individuals globally that brings together this level of art + design experience. Simon Morris is a perfectionist who provides excellence in design and associate disciplines. Connect with Simon: Linkedin