When selecting display showcases for these specimens, what factors should you consider?
Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Project Briefing and Building Overview: The museum is located in Frankfurt, Germany, and is a highly respected natural history museum renowned internationally for its rich and diverse collections and outstanding exhibitions. The history of this museum can be traced back to 1817, and it has a glorious history of nearly two centuries, dedicated to scientific research, education, and the promotion of natural history. The museum's collections include millions of specimens and artifacts from all around the world, covering the extensive diversity of life on Earth. It features captivating ancient fossils, rare plant and animal specimens, and various natural treasures. Among the most notable are the famous dinosaur fossils and ancient fossils that lead visitors on a journey through time, exploring the Earth's evolutionary history. The mission of the museum goes beyond preserving and displaying these precious artifacts; it also encompasses promoting research in natural history and ecological sciences, as well as inspiring public interest and understanding of the natural world. The museum offers a wide range of educational programs, workshops, and temporary exhibitions for visitors, aiming to ignite curiosity and enhance knowledge about the natural world. Additionally, the museum actively engages in scientific research and is dedicated to the preservation of natural resources and biodiversity. Its exhibitions and activities not only showcase the past natural history but also emphasize our responsibility for the future environment.
In this museum, a large number of specimens are displayed, and when selecting display cases for these specimens, what factors should you consider? The following DG will introduce how to find the right display showcase for displaying specimens:
1. Lighting and Lighting Control: Choosing appropriate lighting is crucial for displays. LED lighting is often used in museum display showcases because it generates less heat and won't harm the specimens. Lighting control systems should have the capability to adjust brightness and color temperature to suit the needs of the exhibits.
2. Environmental Control: Museums and exhibition venues typically require precise control of temperature and humidity to maintain the preservation of specimens. The materials and characteristics of the specimens determine the necessary environmental parameters, and maintaining constant conditions helps prevent deterioration and decay.
3. Material Selection: Display showcases should use high-quality materials such as safety glass, special plastics, or UV-resistant glass to protect specimens from UV radiation. The materials inside the display showcase should also be non-acidic to prevent the release of harmful gases.
4. Supports and Fixtures: Supports and fixtures for specimens should be designed to be sturdy and tailored to the size and weight of the specimens. They must effectively support the specimens without causing damage to their structure.
5. Dust and Pest Protection Design: Display showcases should be designed to be enclosed to prevent dust and pests from entering. Use pest screens and sealing materials to ensure the interior of the display showcase remains clean and safe.
6. Security and Theft Prevention: Museum specimens often have high value, so display showcases should have security measures such as installing security systems, cameras, and anti-theft locks.
7. Interactive Elements: Some exhibits may require interaction with the audience, so display showcases may need to integrate touch screens, sound systems, or other interactive devices to enhance the audience's engagement and educational experience.
8. Labels and Explanations: In the display showcases, specimens usually need accompanying explanatory labels or illustrations to provide background information about the specimens, which helps with education and guiding the audience.
In summary, the close connection between display and display showcases contributes to the success of exhibitions, protecting valuable specimens while providing an educational and interactive experience for the audience. The design and functionality of display showcases should align with the exhibition's goals and the needs of the specimens to ensure that visitors gain a profound understanding and inspiration. If you want to learn more about the functions of display showcases, please feel free to contact DG Display Showcase!More information coming soon. Stay tuned for further details...
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