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Subject: Displaying globes

Displaying globes

From: Judith Emprechtinger <judith.emprechtinger>
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2004
The Austrian National Library is building a new museum for its
historical collection of globes. The display cases will be custom
made using a metal construction and special glass. Some of the cases
will be made "floor to ceiling" for the very large globes, like a
"room in a room".  The light source will be outside of the display
cases (I have some doubts that this will be possible because of the
size of some globes and a mirroring effect on the glass). If this is
not possible fiber optics will be used within the cases. All the
rooms of the museum will be climatized, however the display cases
themselves not.

Does anyone have experience with the display of globes? I am
especially interested in climate control of floor to ceiling cases
within a climatized room. Does anyone have experience with outside
light sources? I would also like to talk directly to anyone who has
experience with building exhibits for globes or large objects.

Judith Emprechtinger
Book and Paper Conservator
Austrian National Library
Vienna, Austria

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Received on Wednesday, 29 September, 2004

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