For the Maritime Experiential Museum of Singapore, Relicase thoughtfully designs of wall/standing display cases, which gave exhibition wonderful effect.
This state-of-the-art museum offers challenges that belie the multi-sensorial, interactive and innovative platform that is Singapore's first Maritime Experiential Museum on Sentosa Island.
The core brief from both the New York-based Ralph Appelbaum Architects and Singapore resident DP Architects was to create almost continuous 30 metres (3.5m height) of highly-specified display cases along an 8-metre high perimeter wall. This train of a single, undivided wall-mounted showcase houses the main treasure trove of the Bakau shipwreck the museum recently acquired for more than S$300m.
Using pre-engineered parts and a fully-concealed interlocking system framework, the entire showcase was assembled within an astonishing 3 days with another 2 days spent testing air-tightness and security measures. Artefacts were protected within their space by a collaborative ensemble of expert security advisers and technicians that pre-laid elaborate nodes of sensitive alarm wirings.
Lighting experts from Spain-based Lightcibles were detailed in their specifications for recessed ceiling-mounted fibre optic projectors that achieve subtle accent lighting with glass tails that have a dual role in delivering a 6 degree spot to pick up a tiny 3cm teacup to a 35 degree light envelope for earthen jars that measure 1.5 metres across. Apart from this main showcase, another group of tall, slim cases were engineered to be fully demountable with unimpeded views from both sides.
The Bakau shipwreck and Temasek archaeological site that can be found at this Maritime Archaeology Gallery together create a must-see experience of the amazing voyage of the discovery of rare exhibits at The Maritime Experiential Museum in Singapore.