• Museum display case to store Roman Gold Coins at Verulamium Museum

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  • GIS display counters for Kirtkleatham Museum

    Government indemnity scheme for gallery displays
  • The Rifles Museum Display Case

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  • Museum display cabinet to store the Allenton Hippo at Derby Museum

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  • Display cabinets for Isle of Wight Glass Museum

    display cabinets at isle of wight glass museum
  • Counter style museum display case for Waterford Museum

    counter style museum display case for waterford museum
  • Freestanding display cases for medieval artefacts at Blake Museum

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  • Museum display cabinets for Daventry Museum

    museum display cabinets - daventry museum
  • Wall display case for Blake Museum

    wall mount display case - blake museum

Museum Display Solutions

As a corporate member of the Museums Association, we are able to provide high quality museum grade glass display cabinets at a fraction of the cost of our competitors. Many cabinets have been installed around the UK to hold national and local treasures or artefacts in both public and private collections.

Our own manufacturing facility allows us to deliver a completely bespoke joinery service that encompasses modern museum requirements, including humidifiers, push to open and close drawers, specialist lighting, high security locks and alarms, and UV protected glass.

Government Indemnity Scheme for Gallery Displays

Often commercial insurance is too expensive for heritage museums to display some artefacts and objects, and as a result the public do not get to see them. The Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS) is directed by Arts Council England and provides an alternative to commercial insurance. It has allowed national and non-national museums to apply for funding and is estimated that the scheme saves museums and galleries £15,000,000 each year. To make this possible, GIS specification display cases are built to an extremely high standard.

Government indemnity scheme for gallery displays

The main benefit to the scheme is that if items are on loan it provides cost-free indemnity cover against loss or damage and covers transit to and from the original venue, storage, setting up, display, and the dismantle.
To be eligible for the scheme and apply, the standards set out in the guidelines must be followed. View the GIS guidelines and how to apply.

How can we help?

Access Displays is one of very few companies in the UK that can supply GIS specification museum display cases and have a network of contacts to facilitate the delivery, installation and dismantle of GIS glass display cabinets.
We are happy to arrange a site visit to discuss our service in more detail. During this visit we will also measure up the space the GIS specification display case will occupy. Once the site visit is completed, our creative team will begin working on your design. Once you are happy and have signed it off,  Access Displays will provide accurate timescales for the manufacture and installation of your GIS display cabinets.
Looking for a way to enhance visitor engagement through the use of digital technology? Call us on 01793 613088.

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Built in

Built in

Built-in showcases for the complete showroom. Fulfils all demands of showcases and gives an integrated and classic presentation of the object.

Each project is designed according to the specification set out by the museum regarding the demands and functions required.

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Modular

Modular

  • Flexibility – can be separated and assembled in new shapes
  • Few components – 3 variants of wall-, ceiling- and bottom panels and horizontal profiles can be combined to many shapes of show-cases
  • Sealed – all assemblies are supplied with sealing strips
  • Security – the single units are assembled with screws across the assemblies, thus the screws must be cut when trying to break in. Abloy security lock with hardened catches gives the optimum strength
  • Emission free materials – sealing strips are made of silicone and wooden panels are coated in foil

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The shown photos are examples of solutions.

Counter height

Counter height

Counter height model display cabinets are ideal for the display of museum books and similar sized objects. Fabricated glazed tops allow full viewing and, when the top is removed, total access for the arranging of the exhibits.

Each museum display is designed according to the specification set out by the museum regarding the demands and functions required.

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Wall mounted

Wall mounted

Sealed sliding doors and a clear view.

Wall mounted museum display complete with uninterrupted sliding doors maximize the display space and impact of the exhibits. Access to these showcases is via the plain glass fronts that pull forward and then slide to the side.

Each museum display is designed according to the specification set out by the museum regarding the demands and functions required.

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High security

High security

If you have the responsibility for looking after some of the world’s most valuable museum treasures and artefacts you obviously need a museum display case that has both the security and style to store them. As a museum exhibition design supplier, we can help you with any requirements you have.

Available as an upright display case with a side-hinged door or as a display case on a stand.

  • All sizes in widths and heights up to 200 x 200 cm with slender aluminium profiles (70mm). High quality finish: polished and steel grey anodising
  • No visible handles or locks with fully integrated hinges
  • Suspension rails for infinitely variable shelf positioning
  • Portal base with concealed silica-gel drawer operated without affecting the display case’s security zone
  • The entire side of the museum display case opens so objects to be exhibited can be assembled outside the high quality display case and placed completed in the display space
  • Designed so that it can be completely dissembled to enable transport through narrow corridors and use on global exhibit road shows
  • Museum exhibition design display cases not in use can be stored separately in very small spaces
  • The portal base can be covered to prevent the use of a pallet truck
  • The base can be attached to the floor using concealed fittings
  • A light source for fibre optic lights can be integrated and concealed in the base

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