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The Lapworth Museum

Out with the old and in with the truly ancient

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is one of the principal geological museums in the UK and has the largest and finest geological collection in the Midlands Region. The collections contain in excess of 250,000 specimens covering most aspects of the geological sciences, including palaeontology, mineralogy and petrology. In addition, there are also important collections of scientific instruments, geological models, zoology, archaeology, and one of the most extensive and important geological archives in the UK.

During 2016's redevelopment, three new galleries (two entirely new, doubling the Museum footprint); sympathetically restore the key heritage display cases; adding innovative and interactive elements to the displays; incorporating new contemporary display cases and lighting and created an outstanding, state-of-the-art education room; added a new temporary exhibition space and improved visitor facilities.

New ClickNetherfield showcases for the three galleries were a major part of the investment and had to fit specific requirements to ensure access for diverse audience as well as maintaining appropriate security of the objects as well as precise environmental conditions. The showcase design had to work with the old interior of the museum and in harmony with the contemporary introductions made during the redevelopment. What's more, precise high quality lighting solutions were required to include exact colour temperature specifications for key cases such as the mineral wall.

Lastly, a bespoke case facilitates switching between normal light and both short-wave and long-wave ultra-violet light to showcase the dramatic property of mineral fluorescence. We are glad that the Lapworth team were keen to use ClickNetherfield due to our reputation, proven track record, and the overall high quality and design of our product.

"The Lapworth team were keen to use ClickNetherfield due to their reputation, proven track record, and the overall high quality and design of the product."

Jon Clatworthy, Director, Lapworth Museum of Geology

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What's Inside

The collections contain in excess of 250,000 specimens covering most aspects of the geological sciences, including palaeontology, mineralogy and petrology

Museum

The Lapworth Museum of Geology

Date

June 2016

Unique Features

a bespoke case facilitates switching between normal light and both short-wave and long-wave ultra-violet light to showcase the dramatic property of mineral fluorescence.

Cases Used

bespoke and Prism