Museum Showcases & Display Cases
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.
Since first offering conservation-grade showcases in the UK and Irish markets in 1995, Conservation By Design Limited (CXD) have completed a large number of prestigious projects, most notably in recent times supplying The William Morris Gallery, which was named Museum of the Year 2013 by the Art Fund.
In 2013 CXD acquired Armour Systems. Combining the strengths of both companies, the partnership marks an important strategic step in CXDs development plans. This has enabled us to offer the qualities you expect; a bespoke, high-quality, museum-grade range of glass options and manufactured in the UK, for those needing 1 or 100 showcases. The companies have worked closely and effectively in the past; a great example of which is the very successful installation at the Imperial War Museum (see image on this page) where CXD provided the Planorama® drawers and Armour CXD museum showcases.
Relying on our in-house experience and expertise from design through to installation, allows for truly bespoke solutions to be offered with an 'anything is possible' attitude from the ground up. To achieve this many of the components are also custom-made in-house. The same meticulous craftsmen who build your showcases in our factory are those who come to you and install them. This gives our skilled engineers an almost tangible sense of ownership, which can only be seen once the elegant display cases are installed. These combined factors of materials and people allow us to take full control and ownership for supplying precisely what is desired and required. For those looking to specify showcases, please see our website for inspiration from previous installations and our Designers and Specifiers PDF guide,
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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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