For museums and other institutions with enormous priceless collections, reliable security and artistic display of exhibits are two major concerns. Display cases and lighting are answers to those concerns.
Priceless objects and exhibits in museums and exhibitions need to be properly preserved. Not only from theft, shock and other physical damages, but also from access exposure to harmful sun light, gases and inappropriate temperature and humidity conditions.
It is always a challenge to balance between display and conservation. Fortunately, technique innovation and novel material application on display cases bring about new opportunities, providing perfect protection while offering agreeable display.
The technique innovations include higher air-tightness resulted from precision augmentation, air conditioning system that moderate temperature and RH, adjustable lighting system with higher CRI and longer service life, and processing technologies on more transparent safe glass. These technologies and applicable in small display cases and large scale display systems alike.
The innovations endow freedom to display, augment the lighting effects, eliminate colors and glares in traditional glass, and ultimately improve the aesthetic effect of display cases.
The shaping of light plays a very important role in the artistic effect of museum display, both inside and outside of display cases.
Inside the display case, lighting is designed to accentuate structures and textures of exhibits, reveal comprehensive information of the exhibits, and create ambience. Outside the display case, lighting not only acts as illuminating, but also plays an important role in directing and focusing visitor attentions to key pieces.
With the development of LED technologies, museum lighting comes into a bloom. LED lights have long lifespan, high luminous efficiency, great color rendering index, and generate directional emissions. The adoption of LED allows designers to play with all sort of wild ideas on lights.
LED lights are available in a wide range of correlated color temperature (CCT) values. The physically small device make it viable to