BM Sackler Galley

An historical and cultural exhibition of the modern states of Syria western part, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

An historical and cultural exhibition of the modern states of Syria western part, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

A variety of configurations of Inca cases are used lit in most instances by high frequency fluorescents augmented by fibre optic lighting. The more critical artefacts are protected by mechanical humidity control. Two extra larges cases in room 58 contain artefacts from the tell at es-Sa'ideyeh and a reconstruction of the Jericho tomb. Contents date from the early bronze age. A 13m long case in Room 57; a 3m x 4m glass topped case for the Jericho Tomb Reconstruction in Room 58, access is by doors in the centre of each case side; a 7m long case displaying artefacts from es-Sa'ideyeh in Room 58 with a custom designed shelving system with 900mm long brackets capable of supporting a metric tonne per pair. The laminated glass shelves are 17.5mm thick.

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What's Inside

A variety of configurations of Inca cases are used lit in most instances by high frequency fluorescents augmented by fibre optic lighting.

Museum

BM Sackler Galley

Date

1998

Designer

British Museum Design Department

Unique Features

A 13m long case in Room 57; a 3m x 4m glass topped case for the Jericho Tomb Reconstruction in Room 58, access is by doors in the centre of each case side.

Cases Used

Inca and Fibre optic lighting,