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Showfront partners with Museums Australia to bring you the Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA), and the Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards (MAPDA) awards ceremonies.
Founded by Cyril Stokes in 1954, the Stokes Museum is situated at the centre of the magnificent Forest Glade Gardens in the Macedon ranges to the West of Melbourne and has become commonly regarded as one of the finest private collections in the southern hemisphere. The collection features a breathtaking collection of 18th and 19th century porcelain, marble and bronze statuary, oriental tapestries, French furniture, paintings and more.
If you’re a collector of precious rocks and minerals, then you know how important it is to have the right display case for your collection. It should not only show off your finds, but it should also keep them safe. In this buyer’s guide, we’ll tell you exactly what you should be looking for in a display case for rocks and minerals. With over 20 years of experience under our belts, we’ve come to know what works best with rock & mineral collections.
Museum-style Display cases come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes but which one is the right one for you? We take a deep dive into the top 5 things to consider when purchasing a top quality display cabinet for your museum or gallery.
With the imminent launch of Australia Post's commemorative Black Caviar stamp at the World Stamp Expo 2013, Showfront got the call to build a bespoke Display Stand, worthy of the champion herself, to showcase her trophies and memorabilia. The brief also included tailored cabinetry to promote Australia Post merchandise. The Showfront team were simply delighted to take on the challenge and be a part of such a prestigious event.
Watch out for Showfront this year at the annual Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference 2013 down at the National Wool Museum in Geelong. This fantastic two day event from April 18-19th brings together Museum Australia members and the wider Victorian community to highlight best museum practices, local heritage and community-building projects. Showfront will also be attending to make its own contribution to the discussion with its cutting edge designs and outstanding value for money in Museum Display Cabinets.
“You can have any colour as long as it’s black”, said Henry Ford, quite famously. Of course, the motor industry has come a long way since then but there is an interesting parallel between this early 20th century approach to automobiles and Hire Cabinets for exhibitions. Take a quick look around at the next trade fair you attend and you’ll notice that the display cabinets on hire have almost all got something in common – they are exactly the same colour! But they're not black, they're grey. Everywhere you look you will find the ubiquitous silvery-grey of aluminium. Nobody looks any different. Unless, of course, you've hired the premium range Black or White Hire Cabinets from Showfront!
"Showfront are my first choice when it comes to display cabinets for the Telstra Museums. The personalised, professional service and attention to detail stands out when placing an order. Just as importantly I have found value for money in Showfront product in comparison to other cabinets on the market, this makes me a happy advocate and a return customer."
- Stefan Nowak, Museum Manager, Telstra Museum Melbourne
LED Lighting for Display Cabinets has emerged as one of the fastest-growing, energy-saving trends amongst retailers all over Australia. With Showfront now including LED lighting as standard for its display cases, we thought it was time to shine a light on this environmentally –friendly technology and explain why we think it’s a win-win for everyone.