Have you ever wondered how to get the most out of your display case investment? How many of you consider future uses when deciding on a display case purchase? In today’s economic environment, getting the most flexibility out of a purchase is the logical approach.
There are many options when deciding on a display case. Without a doubt, size of the case is the first consideration but lighting, type of glass, where the display case is going to be located and the need for shelving are all things that go into the decision making process. For sake of discussion, let us say that we are looking for a display case to house a mannequin. The height, width and depth requirements are all fairly straight forward but here is a thought. Would you ever want to display other accessories in the case that may be connected to what the mannequin is wearing? When making an investment decision for a new case, one should consider such things as other possible uses.
Freestanding display cases offer the greatest flexibility. Our shelving system is designed to allow for unobstructed space for something like a mannequin while also providing adjacent shelf space to display artifacts that are small and fit well on shelving. Shelving can be adjusted within the display space and is only limited by the size of the shelves. Shelving can be ordered in varying widths. Should the display get switched out at some time in the future, additional shelving can easily be added to the entire display area. False back panels can be ordered if the display case needs to be set against a wall.
Thinking outside of the box when developing a display strategy will result in greater long term flexibility. One of the services that we offer at Helmut Guenschel, Inc. is design considerations. Increasing the size of a display case when ordering may provide for greater flexibility in the future. Additional shelving and other accessories are available should the need arise.
There is no cost involved to talk to us. Give us a call or send us an email to discuss your next project and let’s think outside of the box together. From our Redesigned for 2012 Accession™ series to the Vista™ and Viewall® lines, we have an solution for your display needs.
When was the last time that you were at the Army Heritage Center? Now is the time to visit this unique museum located in beautiful south central Pennsylvania. The Carlisle, PA museum recently took delivery of two very large Viewall® display cases installed by the talented technicians from Helmut Guenschel, Inc.
Each display case measures a whopping 10′ wide by 10′ deep and 8′ tall with clear white laminated safety glass and fiber optic lighting. These museum quality display cases are sealed against dust and feature a passive climate control system. The fiber optic lighting ensures that there is no heat transfer to the interior of these sealed environments.
The clear white laminated safety glass allows visitors to see the beauty of the flags without the greenish tint associated with regular glass and also protects the flags from harmful UV rays. Each display case features a pair of doors measuring five feet wide by eight feet tall that swing open effortlessly, providing a wide clear path that allows museum personnel to slide the flag display pedestals into the case.
Photo Credit: Army Heritage Museum, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks
The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum at Gilman Hall was once again the focus of an article. Helmut Guenschel Inc. is proud to have had the opportunity to provide the display solutions that define the space of this museum. As the article by Catherine P. Foster from the ASOR at the Boston University points out, a thousand fiber optic fixtures provide the light for the 650 artifacts on display. Please read more from the article by following the link below to find out more about this fine Johns Hopkins facility and the conservation quality display cases that help define the space within. Included below are some pictures from the article.
Gilman Hall Viewall Freestanding Case
Gilman Hall Viewall Display Cases
Gilman Hall Viewall Display Cases
Gilman Hall Storage Drawers
Credit for the article and pictures seen here go to the fine folks at ASOR at the Boston University and the author Catherine P. Foster. Original article can be found here.
What do you do when you need to get two bodies on display along with a big rock? You call the display solution experts at Helmut Guenschel, Inc. and they fabricate and install a disappearing case that puts all of the focus on your exhibit. We specialize in custom display cases built to fit your specifications. Check out the abs on that guy!
You can watch a video of the case assembly and exhibit installation below thanks to the good folks at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.