Exhibit Case Details and Illustrations

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The technical illustrations of exhibit case details provide drawings that demonstrate how to build conservation features into exhibit casework. These drawings are of actual exhibit cases which have been fabricated and proven effective. They demonstrate many important fabrication tips.

Exhibit Case Styles[edit | edit source]

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  • Free-Standing Case Examples
  • Wall Case Examples
  • Exhibit Case Anatomy

Case Lighting[edit | edit source]

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  • Lighting Source Locations
  • Lighting Duration and Intensity Controls
  • Integral Lighting Access
  • Lighting Compartment Heating
  • Light Modifying Devices
  • Incandescent Lighting
  • Fluorescent Lighting
  • Fiber Optic Illuminator Locations
  • Fiber Optic Lighting Options

Access and Security[edit | edit source]

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  • Lift-off Case Access
  • Hinged Door Access to Cases
  • Specialized Case Access
  • Physical Security
  • Structural Security
  • Electronic Security
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Construction Materials[edit | edit source]

  • Wood Construction
  • Metal Construction
  • Case Furniture

Environmental Control[edit | edit source]

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  • RH Control: Use of Silica Gel
  • RH Control: Mechanical Systems
  • Locating Absorbers in Cases
  • Accessing Absorbers in Cases
  • Air Circulation
  • Forced Ventilation
  • Passive Ventilation

Case Air Seal[edit | edit source]

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  • Gaskets
  • Gasket Applications: Compression
  • Gasket Applications: Corners and Hinges
  • Case Sealing Techniques
  • Unsealed Example