Museum showcase glass: the perfect balance between protection and display

Display case manufacturers play a key role in meeting the needs of museums. They needed to have a deep understanding of the special nature of museum displays and to provide high-quality showcase glass for this purpose. The success of a museum showcase not only depends on design and material selection, but also requires consideration of the balance between protection and display of the glass. There are many types of glass for museum display cabinets to ensure the best protection and display of the cultural relics on display. This article will discuss the types and development trends of museum display cabinet glass.


The following are the main types:


Safety Glass: Safety glass is one of the most common options in museums. Its strong properties allow it to withstand external impacts, and even if it breaks, it will not form sharp fragments. Instead, it breaks down into mesh-like fragments, greatly reducing the risk of injury to people or damage to artifacts.


Ultra-clear glass: For scenes that have high requirements for display items, museums often use ultra-clear glass. This kind of glass has extremely high transparency and high-quality visual effects, allowing exhibits to be presented to the audience in a clearer and more realistic form, so it is widely used in exhibition halls and showcases.


UV-resistant glass: Protecting cultural relics from UV radiation is an important part of museum conservation. Anti-UV glass can effectively reduce the damage and fading of the surface of cultural relics caused by ultraviolet rays, and extend the storage time of cultural relics. In addition, it has the ability to control heat transfer and moisture vapor penetration, helping to maintain a stable environment within the showcase.


Tempered glass: Museums choose to use tempered glass when greater protection is required. It has the characteristics of protecting cultural relics and providing appropriate light transmittance, and can play a role in different forms of display scenes.


Generally speaking, the types of glass used in DG museum display cabinets will vary according to the characteristics, display needs and protection requirements of the exhibits. These specific types of glass provide museums with a more comprehensive and professional cultural relic protection solution, ensuring that audiences can safely appreciate precious cultural heritage.


The development history of museum showcase glass?


The evolution of museum showcase glass can be traced back to the early 20th century. Initially, the display cabinet glass used in museums was ordinary glass. As the museum's demand for cultural relic display and protection continued to increase, ordinary glass was gradually replaced by ultra-white glass. Ultra-white glass has the characteristics of high transparency, high quality and low reflectivity, which can make display items more clearly presented, so it is widely used in the production of museum display cabinets.


At the end of the 20th century, with the continuous advancement of science and technology, museum showcase glass began to develop in a diversified and professional direction. Some museums are beginning to try to use laminated glass as showcase glass, which has better safety and thermal insulation properties and can also be customized according to needs. Subsequently, in order to better protect cultural relics, museums began to use low-reflective glass as display cabinet glass, which can reduce reflectivity and allow viewers to view cultural relics more clearly.


In recent years, with the continuous development and innovation of science and technology, museum display cabinet glass has also been continuously upgraded and improved. Some new types of showcase glass, such as anti-bend low-reflective glass, are emerging. This kind of glass has higher strength and lower reflectivity, which can better protect cultural relics and improve the display effect.


In short, the evolutionary history of museum showcase glass is a process of continuous exploration, innovation and development. With the continuous development of science and technology, future museum display cabinet glass will be more advanced, diversified and professional.

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