Relicase provided exhibition design services and museum display cases for the Ancient Costume Exhibition of the Museum of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. All-glass, frameless exhibit cases were used to meet the high standard of the displays for this exhibition. With detailed information graphics as well as fiber optic lighting at multiple angles, the desired visual effect of colour, light and shadow complementing one another was fully achieved.
In this costume exhibition, damages to the fabric exhibits were minimized through planar display. The targeted display cases were designed to ensure stunning display effects while protecting the items. Our showcases in this project reached unprecedented technical highpoint, strict humidity control, illumination for textiles that could completely unfold its aged heritage to visitors.
For highlighting the exhibition, showcases were supposed to be produced invisibly, leading more visitors' attention to exhibit.
Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) Archives Centre, which mainly houses calligraphy and painting exhibits, was designed for exchange exhibitions, so the museum display cases deployed in it are specifically constructed for the display and protection of paper exhibits.
We use SCHOTT AMIRAN anti-reflection glass from Germany to reduce the visual impact caused by glaring lights and simultaneously to restore the true colors of paintings. ERCO LED track wall-washers are also used for a better performance. A lighting control module is integrated into the DALI control system of the whole showroom to allow for convenience and improved efficiency.
The MiniClima humidity-constant system allows for the unified control of all display cases in the showroom. This system was installed in an equipment room a distance from the showroom to minimize distractions caused by work noise and to facilitate the daily management & maintenance of equipment.
A newly updated TCFA electronic access system and electronic lifting system have been applied in all cases.
Many difficulties were overcome during installation. For instance, the following problems were successfully addressed: the hoisting of 3800*1750mm glass from outside the building's curtain wall to the 8th floor, where the showroom does not have any passageway; the bearing capacity of the raised flooring in the showroom failed to secure the installation of display cases; the humidity-constant system's pipeline from the equipment room to the showroom was blocked by many building structures, etc.
A series of customized display cases were designed and crafted by us for The Foundation and the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - The Leader of the Nation. These include a curved electronic-lifting mechanism table case, high security standard showcase, long curved wall-mounted case, etc. These can all be opened electronically by remote control, for instance, Electronic Pull and Slide Opening, Electronic Swiveling Hinge Opening and Electronic Vertical Lift Opening.
The Study Museum Display Cases are particularly interesting. They are positioned to form an open hollow square of 50m² which creates an independent space to store books with similar themes. The doors of all cases are doors with Electronic Swiveling Hinge which are controlled by an ipad. Custom -built compact ceiling lights, whose external surfaces share the identical plane with mounting plane, succinctly illuminate the decoration on the grilling. The Constant Humidity System to which all cases are connected maintains a consistent humidity in the surroundings. Upon entering the Study, viewers have a clear view of the drawer-type cases underneath the inner cases where non-displayed books are stored.
As a branch of National Library of China, Museum of Ancient Books and Records is a state-level museum that displays classic works of Chinese literature, Chinese classics and disseminates Chinese culture. Its exhibits have a time span from oracle bones from 3000 years ago to modern & contemporary masters’ manuscripts, including heritage books from Dunhuang, rare ancient books, metal and stone rubbings, maps, Yangshi Lei Archives, ancient books in minority languages, masters’ manuscripts and rare books in western languages.
All display cases used in the Hall of Brief History, Hall of Yangshi Lei Archives, Hall of Metals & Stones and Hall of Masters’ Manuscripts were done by us.
The wall cases in one hall are connected to a MXI-ONE humidity-constant machine, while freestanding cases are equipped with a PMCG water-free humidity-constant machine. Furthermore, to minimize possible damage to paper exhibits caused by the lighting, in table -top cases we use a ROBLON fiber optic system from Denmark on which a series of adjustable torches on the lighting bar creates a perfect balance between performing its function and creating attractive lighting.
This project requires extremely strict AQ inside display cases. We can confidently say that our consistent standard on the choice of materials and technological level will meet the challenging requirements of this project.
The National Gallery Singapore is an art gallery located in the Downtown Core of Singapore. Opened on 24 November 2015, it oversees the world's largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art, consisting of over 8,000 artworks.
Consisting of modern and contemporary art, National Gallery Singapore focuses on the display of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art from the 19th century to present day. Through its collection, the Gallery will present the development of Singaporean and regional cultures – telling the story of their social, economic and political histories.
In December 2014, in partnership with Gallagher USA's Singapore office, we and Trika were given the task of delivering high-specification and customized museum display cases for all the galleries.
Showcases were painstakingly designed and crafted to suit specific galleries. For example, an almost 5m long Mapcase, consisting of four separate display cases, was created within a 2.5 ton metal casing. Various compartments for concealing the functional equipment such as fibre optic lighting systems, semi -automatic soft-closing mechanisms, passive Artsorb ventilators, electronic controls for opening and even a table-top touch-screen were incorporated into this multi-tier assembly.
Anti-reflective glass was assembled and bonded at site with fully mitred joints.
Many design firsts made their way into these display cases for National Gallery Singapore: fully flush baseboards to case profile frames; self-closing safety elements for large, heavy-duty drawers, and the team even had to design fibre-optic lighting for the table- top cases without touching any part of the antique tables.
To achieve the highest level of air-tightness required, all cases were tested on-site for their desired work quality. In order to gauge the built-quality and air-tightness levels, the entire team from Singapore's Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) introduced test kits for the observation and monitoring of RH (Relative Humidity) as well as lab-specified coupons (ODDY Tests) within cases.
As some of the key exhibits of the collection were loan items from eminent museums such as The British Museum, cases had to pass stringent parameters set based on European benchmarks.
The Kul Sharif Mosque built in place of the old mosque of the Khanate of Kazan that was destroyed in 1552 is the great symbol of Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan.
It is located on the territory of the Kazan Kremlin - the historic and architectural ensemble of Kazan that is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Kul Sharif Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Europe and the principal mosque of Kazan. It is the largest Muslim place of worship in Europe, and serves as home to a rich collection of ancient books.
The Quran is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God (Allah). It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature.
Relicase Display Systems Limited tailored museum showcases for the Quran of the The Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan, Russia, to produce an all-round, eight-sided diamond glass cabinet without a steel frame structure. The corner location is equipped with an efficient and beautiful dehumidification system, which is conducive to the long-term display and preservation of the Koran. The comfortable and soft light configuration highlights both the exhibits themselves and the perfect viewing experience for the viewer.
Beijing Fine Art Academy is a professional art academy that is the oldest and largest of its kind in China. Having schooled many of China’s greatest modern painters, it also publishes a magazine and houses an art museum featuring the paintings of Qi Baishi and Xu Beihong, among others. There are also ancient art pieces and rotating exhibitions on display.
We have great successful cooperation with the Beijing Fine Art Academy. The museum display cases effect and protection, Relicase supplied, were got big approval from the client. Now we are still giving the technical support, and looking for further cooperation with it.
The National Museum of China is known for its rich collection of money from ancient China. The Ancient Chinese Money exhibition is one of the major exhibitions on regular display organized by the museum. It aims at displaying the history, culture, calligraphy, and art of Chinese money. On display in this exhibition are more than 1,700 objects, including early cowrie shells, knife-shaped coins, round coins, coins with a square hole in the middle that were in use for over 2,000 years, and machine-made copper or silver coins of the late Qing period.
Ancient Chinese coins were mainly displayed in this exhibition. That required tailored Museum showcase for better visual effect. Size of each showcase was determined by coin type and quantity, enhancing the individual display among the similarities.
Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University is located in the famous West Gate of prestigious Peking University. Covering an area of 2,000 square meters, the collections in the museum includes stoneware, bronze ware, oracle bone, pottery, chinaware, painting and calligraphy and inscription rubbing etc.
The museum is actively committed to providing specimens and the conditions of practice teaching for those who learns Chinese archaeology and museology, to showing achievements of Chinese archaeology to the society, to popularizing knowledge of archaeology and carrying forward the Chinese traditional culture. Since opening to the pubilc, it has warmly received large amount of tourists from home and abroad and carry forward Chinese traditional culture.
Relicase tailored museum showcase for this exhibition to enhance display effect and protection.
Two paintings of the court dresses of Kangxi Emperor and Qianlong Emperor were painted by Giuseppe Castiglione (1688—1766) and were exhibited for the first time relying on two very special museum display cases provided by us. Both were exhibited in the exhibition hall of Ancient China in two showcases with an overall dimension of 3m (Length) X 5m (Height) X 0.7 (Thickness) for a period of three months. In order to exhibit the paintings that will allow viewers to examine these paintings in the closest proximity, we used a single piece of glass weighing a very heavy 612.7 kilogrammes, thus setting a great challenge for the design and opening access mechanism of the showcases.
The main showcase framework was produced with 27mm thick steel plates to accommodate the weight load of 612.7kg. This ensures that the case opening is distortion-free even after a very long period of usage. The TCFA electronic opening device ensures safety in opening the showcase; the electric lifting system for hanging picture makes it convenient and easy to re-position the painting from the ground level; adjustments of the painting positions can be manipulated in four different directions. The magnetic display system of the rear dress panel within the showcase allows for the convenient display of exhibits. This system reduces possible strain and damage caused by gravity
to fibrous materials hung and displayed vertically.
In respect of lighting design, the lighting approach utilizing dual rows of LED spotlights on the top was finally approved after over twenty lighting test rigs. The lighting solution uses a combination of four different lighting angles which had to specifically provide due consideration to the uniform illumination of the upper, middle and lower parts of the large-scale painting and incorporate the requirement for background light and accent lighting. There is also a set of concealed LED auxiliary light sources at the bottom of showcase for special circumstances. This set of lighting is controlled by a remotely wireless control system.