NUS Museum

Let DG tell you some measures for environmental control in museum showcases.

NUS Museum

Singapore


Project Briefing and Building Overview: The NUS Museum was established in 1965 before Singapore’s independence and can be said to be a typical museum institution. Its historical trajectory reflects important periods in Singapore's history and the university's quest to reflect Malayan or national identity within the context of its geography and intercultural encounters. Located at the Baba Hall of the National University of Singapore, the NUS Museum houses more than 8,000 artifacts and artworks spread across four galleries: the South and Southeast Asian Collection, the Lee Kong Chian Collection, the Ng Eng Deng Collection and the Straits Chinese Collection. As a university museum, the mission of the NUS Museum is to actively promote intellectual and cultural life within and outside the university. With a focus on Asia, the museum contributes to and promotes the production, reception and preservation of knowledge through collection development and curatorial practices. The museum is a cultural center dedicated to developing partnerships with the National University of Singapore, the cultural and heritage industries, and the global intellectual community.


Environmental control in museum showcases is very important for displaying and protecting exhibits. Like the surrounding climate, the box's internal temperature and relative humidity act like a microclimate. Changes therein may cause serious damage to exhibits. DG's showcase systems help keep these changes to an absolute minimum. But here are some common environmental controls:


1. Temperature control: Maintaining a constant temperature is crucial for exhibits. Temperature fluctuations may cause exhibits to undergo stress, especially for exhibits made of different materials. Generally speaking, the suitable temperature range is between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius. Stable temperatures can slow down the rate at which substances decay and reduce the risk of chemical reactions.



2. Humidity control: Constant humidity helps prevent exhibits from getting damp or drying out, and protects their materials from damage. Relative humidity is generally maintained between 40% and 60%. High humidity can lead to mold growth and corrosion, while low humidity can cause some materials to become brittle or crack.


3. Light control: Prolonged exposure to strong light will cause damage to exhibits, resulting in fading or loss of original details. Therefore, lighting must be controlled. Use low-level lighting and consider using UV filters to help reduce the impact of light on your exhibits.



4. Ventilation: Proper ventilation helps keep the air fresh and stabilizes the environmental conditions inside the showcase. Good ventilation prevents the build-up of mold, odors and chemicals and helps maintain the health of your exhibits.


5. Pollutant substance control: Control pollutants in showcases, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), acidic substances, etc., to reduce damage to exhibits. These substances may accelerate the decay of exhibits or cause chemical reactions, posing a threat to the long-term preservation of exhibits.



6. Safety monitoring: Use monitoring equipment to monitor the display cabinets in real time to ensure that environmental conditions are within the appropriate range and to detect any environmental problems in a timely manner. This includes monitoring parameters such as temperature, humidity, and lighting, as well as checking the safety performance of the showcase itself.


Environmental control of museum showcases is an important factor in ensuring the safety, protection and long-term display of exhibits. Exhibition cabinet environmental control involves many aspects, and its goal is to create an ideal environment suitable for the preservation of exhibits. These environmental control measures are usually designed and implemented by professionals, so entrust custom museum display cases to DG Display Showcase to ensure that the exhibits are optimally protected and preserved during the display process. Showcase customization this matter to DG Display Showcase to rest assured, 24 years of experience quality, after-sales guarantee.


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