Our team manufactures various styles of conservation-grade cases including many custom-engineered solutions for climate control and conservation, ease of operation, and lighting solutions to display, secure, and preserve.
While you can visit our gallery to view cases from various projects, we take the opportunity to showcase three of our many high-profile projects with world-class display cases. Our team at CAISAS will be thrilled to learn about your specific needs and provide you with reliable and affordable solutions for your display case needs.
CASE STUDY 1
Preble Hall Museum
The Naval Academy project consisted of two galleries. The ship model gallery on the second floor included 50 cases with over 100 mounted artifacts. The first-floor gallery showcased the History of the Navy, including 135 display cases and mounting of 782 artifacts. The project used freestanding, recessed and wall mounted cases from our Nova, Pro-frame styles aside from few custom-built cases.
These cases incorporated fiber optic lighting within its showcase products
The exhibit floor was a “floating” computer, and we were responsible for mapping all conduits, outlets, and junction boxes. The installation occurred on an active military installation, requiring all personnel to obtain security badges and have deliveries inspected at a remote location for clearance. We coordinated access with the General Contractor to ensure a smooth and timely installation.
United States Naval Academy
Museum Design Associates
CASE STUDY 2
PEARL HARBOR VISITOR CENTER AND MUSEUM
The cases at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center had stringent requirements. All case environments were controlled by centralized conditioning systems. Two types of systems were provided: a positive pressure microclimate system for ten cases and a passive low oxygen system for three cases. Each case had monitoring devices for measurement of temperature and humidity with a data logging system which allows monitoring and recording of the case environments without opening any of the cases and an external data logger that measures ambient air conditions in the exhibit galleries. The project used hinged NOVA, hinged 3D ProFrame and auto-lift Vision case styles with laminated anti-reflective glass with UV-filtering in the lamination layer.
National Park Service
Aldrich Pears Associates
CASE STUDY 3
WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER
The majority of cases at this high-profile visitor center were custom-made except a couple NOVA fascia-hinged cases. Center project for all these custom cases all construction materials were tested for conservation-grade/suitability. Case structures were stress tested as computer models at design stage as some of the largest spans were over 16 feet and supported over half a ton of glass and steel structure.
The basic structure was two monolithic fabricated steel ends with unsupported tested chassis frames spanning the gap. These frames carried the 11.5mm anti bandit laminated glass and aluminum outer structure of the case and access doors. As well as having dimmable led lighting in the soffits, many of the cases incorporated vertical strip lighting to create a light box, illuminating graphic panels mounted to the inside of the doors with custom textured powder-coat color finish.
Color-Ad was responsible for the mounting and housing of over 80 precious micro and macro artifacts, such as a chair from Lincoln’s cabinet room and the desk that FDR used during his fireside chats. Our 18 cases went through rigorous testing and mock-up phases to accommodate all light level, temperature, and humidity control needs to preserve the artifacts.
National Park Service
Gallagher and Associates