Inplas help Ashmolean museum visitors discover treasure in Storms, Wars and Shipwrecks

 
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08/08/2016

Inplas help Ashmolean museum visitors discover treasure in Storms, Wars and Shipwrecks

Twenty Perspex® acrylic display cases, constructed by Inplas Fabrication, are being used to showcase shipwrecked treasure in a new exhibition - Storms, Wars and Shipwrecks - exploring the history of Sicily.   Open until 25th September, over 200 spectacular objects are on display at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University.

Fabricated in 12mm clear cast Perspex® acrylic, the display cases were built to bespoke dimensions to suit each of the artefacts on display. Inplas have a long working relationship with the Ashmolean museum and choose Perspex® clear cast due to its impressive viewing clarity and superior light transmission. 

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology founded in 1683.  This major summer exhibition explores the roots of Sicilian heritage with over 200 spectacular and unusual objects rescued from the bottom of the sea. Displaying an exciting array of artefacts from bronze battering rams once mounted on the prows of Roman warships to the marble pieces of a Byzantine ‘flat-pack’ church, the exhibition illuminates the movement of peoples, goods and ideas.

Inplas specialise in Perspex® acrylic display cases for all types of application from architectural to museums. As with the Ashmolean project, all cases are mitred and UV bonded to produce clear bonded joints with no visible glue marks.  

To contact Inplas Fabrications or find out more about their services visit www.inplas.co.uk.

You can also see more impressive projects from Inplas in their Inspiration Room gallery.