Exhibits in the Helen McClung Exhibit Area showcase the work, collections, and services of the Archives of Ontario, and tell innovative and unique stories found within our holdings.
The collections held by the Archives of Ontario are a rich resource for the study of the history and people of the province.
Researchers have access to a unique and multi-faceted collection that includes records dating back to the late 16th century and contains everything from hand-written ledgers to electronic files, hand-drawn maps, architectural drawings, photographs, films and sound recordings.
Onsite exhibits also include smaller case exhibits found in the Archives’ lobby, client lounge and reading room. These displays showcase and promote diverse publications, artwork and records from the Archives’ library, art and archival collections.
The scope of work included a variety of wall cases and table cases that would be used for temporary exhibitions.
The client wanted the flexibility to place the cases in a back-to-back position, or directly against a wall, without the need to roll them forward when opening them.
For this project, Zone has created a unique and sophisticated pull and tilt opening mechanism that allowed the user to leave the case in place and only slide the glass top forward to provide enough clearance when opened. These cases included heavy-duty casters and an independent access to the silica gel tray.