On December 6, 2013, Relicase won the bid of the new Shanghai Natural History Museum, we will design and install a large number of irregular display cases. This is our first large natural museum display case project.
The Shanghai Natural History Museum requires display cases that are extremely huge or of different shapes with an extra-high load-carrying capacity. This is because the dimensions of exhibits may differ from very small. Due to the presence of a great number of color-rich specimen exhibits, restoring their original colors is necessary when introducing an illumination system. Besides, beautiful colors are needed to create an amazing display atmosphere. The colors and materials of case surfaces must be selected carefully before a final decision is made. For cases with a high probability of interaction with viewers, interrelated structures must be calculated accurately on these display cases for the purpose of the installation of multimedia devices.
New Shanghai Natural History Museum is located in the sculpture park of Jing An District, Shanghai. It covers an area of 45,257 square meters, has a permanent exhibition area of 17,280 square meters. With the theme of Nature •Mankind •Harmony, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum serves for the main purposes of collect, study, display, and education, which is a modern and comprehensive museum of natural history integrating exhibition and education, collection and study, culture and leisure, science and art.
The Museum has over 280,000 exhibits, which can be categorized into plants, animals, paleontology, geology, and humanity. There are more than 150,000 plant specimens, over 4,000 mammal specimens, almost 33,000 insect specimens, more than 50,000 invertebrate specimens, over 5,000 geological specimens, over 8,000 paleontology specimens, and more than 3,500 human specimens, with the number of fish, bird, and amphibian specimens all exceeding 10,000.