The Yale University Visible Reserve Project Now Complete!

The newly named Margaret and Angus Wurtele Study Center, soon to open within the Collection Studies Center complex, will be a 49,000-square-foot space housing approximately 33,000 three-dimensional objects, increasing the accessibility of the Gallery’s collections for teaching, scholarly research, conservation, and scientific analysis.

The Wurtele Study Center provides a combination of open-shelf, vitrine and drawer storage to maximize visibility of the most important and frequently used parts of the collection while also ensuring ready access to all of the objects housed at the center.

After a few months of hard work and optimal coordination with the amazing team at the Yale University, Zone Display Cases has finally completed the installation of these numerous custom climate controlled units that will serve as visible storage for a wide variety of artworks made of metal, ceramic, glass and wood.

What a fantastic and unique project this was for us! We are extremely proud of the final result.

If you would like to learn more about the Yale University Art Gallery project and how it was completed, please click here.

More Exciting News from Zone


The Speed Art Museum, KY

The Speed Art Museum, currently closed for a $50M expansion and renovation project, is set to reopen on March 12th 2016. Zone Display Cases was selected to design and build custom cases for the Charles & Charlotte Price Gallery, where a permanent exhibition about Native American History will be presented. Even though the timeline for this project was extremely tight, we managed to deliver and install everyting on time with an amazing cooperation with the client. We decided to make a quick video about this specific project. Have a look!

Learn more about the Speed Art Museum...

The Main Library at the University of Iowa

A small yet very interesting project for the Main Library Room 1001. This was completed in 2 phases, one for some wall cases and a large freestanding cases that needed to be installed between two existing brick walls, and one for a few matching archival table top cases. The final result for this permanent exhibit called: Explorer's Legacy, is terrific! The communication with Architects Smith Metzger and with the staff at the University of Iowa was great. We also made a short video about this project and would like to share it with you!

Learn more about the Explorer's Legacy exhibition...

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, NC

The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light is a comprehensive and dynamic reinstallation of the museum’s collection. Eight new galleries are dedicated to specific collection areas highlighting many of the museum’s masterworks while illustrating a history of human creativity. The Nasher Museum of Art selected Zone Display Cases to design and build the cases for those new galleries. Again, a project that was completed in a lightening speed with a strict deadline. A great partnership with the the museum people and stunning results!

Read more about The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light

The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture at Harvard University, MA

You have surely already heard about the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, popularly known as the Glass Flowers. It is considered one of the University's greatest treasures and is the only collection of its kind in the world. No need to say how proud we are to have these rare and delicate glass flowers protected and displayed in our table cases that we designed for the very specific needs of the museum. These high-end anti-vibration tables are made of rich solid wood and can be opened with just one little finger.
A unique product for a unique collection!

Read more about the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center in Yellowknife, NT

Wow! What a destination to deliver and install some of our cases! You don't get to fly to the Capital of the Northwest Territories very often!
A great project that we completed this last fall, while sending two of our technicians to install a few climate controlled cases at the Northen Heritage Center in Yellowknife. If you ever do visit this city, you absolutely have to stop by this museum, designed to house and display documents and objects that represent the peoples and cultures of the Northwest Territories and also produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land and history of the NWT.

Read more about the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center

Next spring, our newsletter will cover the ongoing projects we are working on, including the State of Alaska Library, Archives and Museum (SLAM), which will be completed in the next few weeks, the new Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum on the Mall in DC, where our casework installation is to begin in early March and the delivery of a large group of our modular assembly cases in Calgary, Alberta, for the Canadian Music Center. Definitely looking forward to a very busy spring season!

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