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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Location, Durham, NC, USA

Type(s) of establishmentArt MuseumsUniversities and Other Educational Institutions

Type Permanent Art exhibition

Collection Mesoamerica art

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Art of the Americas is one of the largest holdings of the Nasher Museum.

Comprised of over 3,000 works by cultures, primarily originating from Central and South America, the collection includes a variety of objects made of diverse materials from clay to jade.

The current installation focuses on art from c. 500 BCE to 900 BCE made in the region known as Mesoamerica (“Middle America”), which stretches from present-day Mexico through western Honduras.

Challenge

The Nasher Museum of Art was looking for an economical solution to display a variety of sensitive three-dimensional objects for one of their new exhibitions.

They were also seeking forhigh quality museum cases that would provide ease of access and passive climate control.

A few of the sensitive pieces within the collection are displayed in museum-quality wall cases, behind a series of seamless glass doors for ease of rotation and manipulation.

Moche, Portrait Stirrup-Spout Vessel, 200-500 CE, Ceramic.

A few of the sensitive pieces within the collection are displayed in museum-quality wall cases, behind a series of seamless glass doors for ease of rotation and manipulation.

A few of the sensitive pieces within the collection are displayed in museum-quality wall cases, behind a series of seamless glass doors for ease of rotation and manipulation.

Our Solutions

Zone provided tall freestanding wall cases with flexible lighting and shelving systems.

To make the project more economica, our designers have created cases that would use identical modules which could be connected to created smaller and larger-sized units.

A total of three cases made of 9 identical units, were created for this project.

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