Why is museum anti-reflective glass (AR) so expensive?
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
Project Briefing and Building Overview：Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a large building and located in New York's fifth avenue between 80 and 84 street. There are 5 big exhibition halls, mainly with 248 galleries,displayed the art treasures more than three millions from Egypt, Babylon, and Assyria, far east and the near east, Greece and Rome, Europe, Africa, the Americas before Columbus period and New Guinea and. It includes buildings, sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, glassware, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, furniture, ancient houses, weapons, armor and Musical Instruments from all historical periods.
Anti-reflective glass is also called AR glass. It uses the most advanced magnetron sputtering coating technology in the world to put the glass in a state of near complete vacuum. The target material is sputtered on the glass through the magnetic poles to form a thin film with low reflectivity to increase the amount of light passing through. This reduces reflections on the glass surface, making the original colors through the glass more vivid and realistic. Among them, anti-reflective museum exhibit glass has the following seven characteristics.
1.High light transmission. Single double-sided coated anti-reflection glass visible light transmission rate can be as high as 99%, laminated anti-reflection glass glass visible light transmission rate can be as high as 98%, can make the display of cultural relics more clearly, nearly visit the naked exhibition experience.
2. Non-reflective. AR glass can achieve the reflection rate of the glass surface from 8% down to 1%, and the glass surface is not reflective, effectively eliminating the interference of the reflection between the display case and the display showcase, to enhance the display effect of cultural relics and the audience's appreciation experience.
3.No color deviation. AR glass color index reaches 99.7%, presenting artifacts with more colorful and stronger contrast, which is conductive to visitors' learning and research.
4. Anti-ultraviolet. AR glass after a special process, the glass surface coated with a special chemical coating, forming a layer of invisible protective shield to protect the safety of cultural relics.
5.High temperature resistance. AR glass temperature > 500 degrees (general acrylic can only withstand 80 degrees), can be intact to preserve cultural relics.
6.Safety and wear resistance. AR glass adopts the practice of double glass lamination, combining the "hard" glass and the "soft" film, effectively stopping the pounding of hard objects.
7.Stain resistant and easy to clean. Anti-reflective laminated glass surface after special nano-treatment, with anti-dust, hydrophobic, easy to clean and maintain the role of the museum can greatly reduce the daily maintenance costs.
When designing display cabinets, DG will optimize the details of the display glass based on the characteristics of anti-reflective glass, and produce it in strict accordance with national safety glass standards. After being checked by experienced craftsmen, every glass display cabinet meets the customer's standards. Please feel free to leave the entire design plan to the professional DG team.
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