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Bespoke Solutions

Bespoke Solutions

CXD Museum Showcases

Since first offering conservation grade showcases in the UK and Irish markets in 1995 CXD have completed a large number of prestigious projects. True craftsmanship ensures that single showcases are given the same care and attention as large installations, which include National Museums Liverpool and Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow. Conservation By Design Limited ensure that from initial enquiry through to completion a project is delivered that meets or exceeds client expectations through understanding of conservation requirements and creative engineering. For appraisals and quotations, please contact our project sales and design team on + 44 (0) 1234 846 300.


Robert Burns Birthplace Museum 2009

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CXD Museum Showcases are renowned worldwide for their elegance and durability. Showcases are typically supplied frameless so as not to distract from the objects on display.

To overcome the problems of restricted access given by pull and slide type showcases, doors are mounted on strong but discreet hinges providing 100% access to the showcase interior. The integral silicone gasket on the doors and desk tops provide a perfect seal which will not deteriorate like standard adhesive seals.

Glass joints are mitred for a stronger bond and better aesthetics. The mitred glass on table showcases and small glass hoods are bonded with an invisible UV cured adhesive and on larger showcases with a conservation grade silicone which is both durable and flexible.

Depending on the specification the cases are manufactured dust proof or vapour tight. Well-sealed cases allow a stable climate within the case to be controlled using Prosorb™ silica gel. Alternatively they can be supplied with a mechanical climate control system.

Conservation By Design have been at the forefront of supplying materials to protect against corrosive gasses which may come from the outer environment or from the objects within the showcase. Pollution scavengers such as Charcoal Cloth®, Charcoal Matting™, Charcoal Paint™ and Corrosion Intercept® can be provided for the cases.

Lighting

An important aspect of any showcase, both visually and for conservation is the choice of lighting. Light sources which emit heat or ultra violet light should be avoided. The bespoke nature of CXD showcases allows almost any requirement to be met including fibre optic and LED systems. With the experience gained from many major projects guidance or referral to specialist lighting companies can be given by the CXD Projects Team staff.

Security

CXD Museum showcases are made to the many different levels of security specified by museum security advisors. Laminated glass in many thicknesses can be supplied. Abloy® locks are normally fitted and if additional security is required alarms are also available. The highest security is provided by alarms in conjunction with very thick glass. Some versions have retractable glass hoods which can be lowered into the plinth when not on display or automatically if an attempt is made to break the glass. CXD have supplied a special security showcase to the Bank of England Museum for the display of a gold bar in which members of the public can put their hand in and feel the weight of the ingot.

To discuss your requirements further, please click here  for full contact details, or email / call via showcases@cxdltd.com  / 01234 846 300.

To see a selection of case studies, please click here.

Glass-Top and Display Furniture
Glass-Top and Display Furniture

Glass-Top and Display Furniture

A bespoke, high-quality, museum-grade range of glass options and manufactured in the UK, for those needing 1 or 100 showcases.

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Roburt Burns Birthplace Museum
CXD Discovery High-Security Drawer Cabinets

CXD Discovery High-Security Drawer Cabinets

These unique conservation display drawer cabinets will give you complete peace of mind over your displayed collection.

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Frameorama
Frameorama

Display Frames

The Frameorama’ profile originally designed to fit on top of a cabinet can also be used vertically as a wall frame.

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Roburt Burns Birthplace Museum
Case Studies

Case Studies

A selection of Conservation By Design museum showcase installations, case studies and photography.  

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