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York Castle Museum

Showcases were built into the walls of the trench to display everyday objects such as chocolate tins and camping stoves through to rarer items including a VC medal and a sniper head.

York Museums Trust used ClickNetherfield showcases on the HLF funded exhibition "1914 When the World Changed Forever"

"When YCMs exhibition company, RS Heritage, suggested that they work with ClickNetherfield, the project leads were keen to find out how we could help with their specific display requirements. ClickNetherfield showcases were to be used in two ways, either as stand-alone cases or built into scenic displays. The largest was stand-alone and installed in the recruitment area for World War One costume. Despite the unusual shape of the space, ClickNetherfield were able to design a bespoke showcase which worked really well and exceeded the expectations of the project stakeholders.

Part of the display includes a recreation trench. Showcases were built into the walls of the trench to display everyday objects such as chocolate tins and camping stoves through to rarer items including a VC medal and a sniper head. The client chose a red background and the effect is stunning.

The exhibition includes an area for quiet reflection. The focal point is a hexagonal case which displays the belongings of a single soldier who died during the war. The case works well helping to create a poignant atmosphere.

"We see these new ClickNetherfield showcases as an investment into the museums future. At the end of the exhibition they will be reused, and we are delighted that we have well-made vitrines which will last for years to come. Passive environmental controls mean that even our most delicate objects can be displayed beautifully while being preserved." - Alison Bodley, project lead at York Castle Museum.

We see these new ClickNetherfield showcases as an investment into the museums future

Alison Bodley, project lead

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Exhibition fact file

What's Inside

From everyday objects such as chocolate tins and camping stoves through to rarer items including a VC medal and a sniper head

Museum

York Castle Museum

Date

June 2014

Unique Features

hexagonal case which displays the belongings of a single soldier who died during the war

Cases Used

RS Heritage