STANDARD 12: Exhibit Furnishing Design
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STANDARD 12: Design and selection of furnishings within the exhibit space must support object safety
All furniture and furnishings within the exhibit space, especially those intended to display exhibit objects, should be designed or selected with object safety in mind. The criteria for display furniture are more stringent than for non-display furnishings. Furniture that is intended to display objects must be strong and stable enough to support objects without risk of collapse or wobbling. Special attention must also be paid to ensure that such furniture is constructed from object-safe materials. However, non-display furnishings can also introduce hazards into the exhibit space and care must therefore be taken in their design and selection.
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Guideline12.1: Furniture and assemblies intended for the display of exhibit objects are designed to be object-safe
- What design features will promote object safety?
- What materials are object-safe for use in constructing display furniture?
- What hazards can non-display furniture and furnishings create in the exhibit space?
- What precautions should be taken in the design and selection of non-display exhibit furniture and furnishings?