Achieving the invisible museum display showcase or exhibition display vitrine has long been the aspiration or goal of museum designers, architects, curators and showcase manufactures. They all have a shared vision to display and communicate every day items along with extraordinary exhibits in their purest form without restriction or barrier.
From its very nature, once you place a piece of glass or acrylic between the visitor and the exhibit a barrier has been formed and something very special has been lost to the observer or visitor.
I always feel very lucky that through my carreer as a museum exhibition designer I have had the privilege to see, feel (with cotton gloves) and examine documents, paintings or objects that have been in great historical collections without these essential barriers.
However it has also made me very sensitive to how museums, trusts and various organisations start the process of purchasing museum display showcases.
Over the next few blogs we will be going on a museum showcase journey of discovery looking at the many processes it takes to produce the perfect museum display showcase. Also how it is possible to purchase bespoke museum showcases that allows the visitor to enjoy what’s on display in a far more appreciative and communicative way, at no extra cost to off the shelf showcase option.