Museum & Art Galleries

Museums & Art Galleries

vancouver-art-galleryWe fabricate acrylic display cases, vitrines and picture frame glazing that showcase and protect cultural, biological, and historical exhibits in private and public collections. Acrylic is an ideal material for this use due to its excellent optical clarity, half the weight and many times more impact resistant than glass. It is safer and easier to handle and more economical to ship, particularly for larger pieces of art.

Not only is the art better protected, but so are the people in high traffic environments found in schools, galleries, and busy homes with active children. The framing and museum grades grade of acrylic we use are guaranteed to be defect free, manufactured to more stringent specifications than standard acrylic sheet, eliminating dirt and blemishes that could potentially produce imperfections when viewing framed artwork. In addition, depending on the application, we will use abrasion, chemical resistant and UV filtering conservation grades of acrylic. Using UV filtering acrylic protects the exhibit from the irreversible damaging effects of UV radiation from both natural and artificial light, protecting artifacts, paintings, prints, drawings, historical documents and memorabilia from degradation, fading, yellowing and embrittlement.

Abrasion and chemical resistant coating is ideal for high traffic displays, to ensure the acrylic is protected from scratching due to frequent public contact and the abrasive effects of frequent cleaning with chemical cleaners. Easily cleaned with common household cleaners, it resists scratching and the dulling effects of alcohol and ammonia based cleaners. The coating can be applied either on one or both sides of the sheet. An overview of some of the materials available:

 

  • museumsAcrylite® FF3 is a continuous cast, framing quality grade acrylic, guaranteed to be defect free
  • Acrylite® P99 is a continuous cast, framing quality acrylic guaranteed to be defect free with a matte finish which minimizes reflection for glare-free viewing
  • Acrylite® AR is a continuous cast, framing quality acrylic guaranteed to be defect free with an abrasion and chemical resistant coating applied either on one or both sides of the sheet.
  • Acrylite® OP3 is a continuous cast, UV-filtering, conservation grade of acrylic that provides protection from the irreversible effects of UV radiation from both natural and artificial light.
  • Acrylite® OP3 P99 is a continuous cast, UV-filtering, conservation grade of acrylic that combines UV protection with a matte finish for glare-free viewing
  • Acrylite® AR OP3 is a continuous cast, UV-filtering, conservation grade of acrylic that combines UV protection with abrasion and chemical resistance
  • Acrylite® OP2 is a cell cast, UV-filtering, conservation grade of acrylic ideal for fabricated and thermoformed display cases
  • Acrylite® GAR OP2 is a cell cast, UV-filtering, conservation grade of acrylic that combines UV protection with abrasion and chemical resistance fabricated and thermoformed display cases

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