Famen Temple, one of the four Buddhist holy lands in ancient China, has Famen Temple Museum, which is a Buddhist arts museum. Its primary role is in the collecting, protecting, displaying and study of precious Buddhist artifacts of the Tangta Underground Palace. The museum has more than 2000 pieces of cultural relics, including 71 important cultural relics within its first floor gallery and another 37 items on the second floor.
Based on the original exhibits, we developed a new showcase display design which mirrors the original display and design style as well as the characteristics of the artifacts, especially the showcase performance levels which were also re-designed. These new showcase designs covers the Eight-treasure Box, Five-treasure Box and King Asoka Relics Box and each were specifically custom-made to to the characteristics of each piece of the ancient Buddhist relic.
Special fiber optic lighting system (FOLS) provides spot-lighting capabilities and works in concert with general uniform illumination from the fluorescent light tubes above the case soffit. This excellent combination of 3-dimensional lighting application was used to highlight the dish-type cultural relics to great effect.
The design objectives of these display showcases were crafted with utmost reverence for the Buddhist cultural relics, its ultimate security and protection within the Famen Temple Museum.