What points should I consider when choosing a display case?

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Answered On 16 February, 2014 5:25 am

Consider the following points when choosing a display case.

Access – you need to be able to install and remove objects easily.
Security – make sure they can be locked or secured to prevent theft.
Lighting – effective lighting can be tricky in showcases, especially those with multiple shelves. Keep this in mind when designing the display. Certain lights can also produce significant heat build up inside cases. Fluorescent tubes do not produce as much heat as other types of lighting (remember they do emit high levels of UV however) and they produce an overall wash of light rather than more dramatic spot lighting. Recessed quartz halogen globes, are fitted to many commercially produced showcases, check that heat is vented from the inside of the case. Recently fibre optics have become commonly available, these have the advantage that the heat source can be away from the objects, and they can be used to dramatic effect. At this stage they are still quite expensive.
Shelving – where shelving is involved make sure it can be adjusted, so that your case can provide flexibility for future displays.

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