For Hong Kong Maritime Museum project, Relicase Display collaborative work with the design company, showcases for its diversified collections, such as standing museum showcases, wall display cases, and niche display cases.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum, located at Central Pier 8, Hong Kong, serves to display the history of waterway transportation in the coastal area of South China and the role of Hong Kong in this history.
Relicase's outstanding collaborative work with the design company made this fabulous museum project a dream come true. We responded actively to our clients' special requirements to the design. The working experience gained by our design team, project management team and installation team in the other overseas projects significantly helped in the successful completion of this project.
All collections in the museum are related to ocean. It needed manifold showcases for its diversified collections, such as standing showcase, wall display cases, and niche display case. Our professional service earned us acclaim.
Showcase Names：Expandable Custom display cases
Showcase Type：|Custom display cases|
Expandable design allow large and long display cases to run along an entire gallery wall space. These combinations can be in a long straight linear form, stepped sections, cruciform, L-shape or U-shape. Different options and combinations can be factory fitted with applicable microclimate control such as constant humidity control, integral lighting, varying alarm etc. Applicable to most large or small exhibits and especially sensitive paintings or entire stories of exhibits.
All construction materials and finishes within the display chamber meets international museum standards of conservation and air-tightness.
Showcase Names：Abnormity Cases
Showcase Type：|Custom display cases|
Wherever applicable, all our cases can be customized according to your exhibits. The Abnormity cases allow anchored onto the floor or free-standing. Different options and combinations demand acute angles of each showcase corner and contour were tight tolerance, Each tiny variance in the extrusions of the glass machining must be accommodated. With integral lighting, the display case offers splendid display with high specification features and exceptional performance.
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.
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.
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.