Museum Vitrine Buyers Guide

The museum exhibition design consultants at Showcase Acrylics know how important it is for a museum to select a display case solution that fits an exhibit′s needs. The best, highest quality display cases are minimal, yet protective, to create an invisible connection between the visitor and the items inside the case. With the option for customers to fully customize their design, our cases are sure to enhance, rather than alter, the story told by the objects on display. That′s why we offer premier, professional-quality acrylic display cases in a variety of different sizes. Ultimately, our goal is to help show off collections in their best light while still promoting the safety, preservation, and protection of artifacts.

Our complete line of museum vitrines, display cases, exhibit cases, supplies, and accessories can all help realize the creative vision of a museum exhibit. At the beginning of the museum vitrine design process, it is vital to keep in mind the goals of our customer, as well as the purpose of museum exhibits as a whole. Essentially, a vitrine needs to create an optical illusion: It needs to appear clear and barely-there so that the items inside of it appear suspended in mid-air. At the same time, it should be built with elegant and strong shelving that is not bulky or cumbersome.

All of our display cases are built using acrylic because of the multiple advantages it has over glass. We′ve found that acrylic display cases are overall more sturdy, safe, and flexible then glass cases. Other advantages of acrylic display cases include:

  • 50% lighter than glass
  • Superior clarity
  • Superior strength
  • Shorter installation time
  • Lower total cost
  • Safer to handle than glass
  • Shorter manufacturing time
  • Unlimited shape/design options

When you request a quote from us, you can include information about your desired specs and design. This allows us to fully customize our display cases to ensure customer satisfaction. We also offer a large selection of display case options specifically geared toward the needs of a museum exhibit. For example, one of the Showcase Acrylics museum display case solutions includes “The Edge” PS-30 Museum Seams (bubble free) made with 1/4″ acrylic. Custom acrylic brackets are available and the finished edges can be beveled, radiused, and square. The options are plentiful – please call anytime for a quote or to hear more specific information about our customizable museum display case options.

We have successfully helped build custom exhibit cases for museums and art collectors across the globe that realizes a larger creative vision and achieves every display need. We place emphasis on both beautiful design and customer service. From the initial quote request to the first conversations about a museum′s needs to the building process, our design consultants′ attention to detail ensures we consistently deliver the best possible museum display case solutions.