Flat Case

SmallCorp Case - Tufts University Art Gallery

The Flat Case is a very popular sealed microclimate case manufactured with 100% archival materials.  It is easy to remove the legs  for storage and transport, which makes this case popular  for traveling or temporary exhibits. We offer standard designs, but we do not have standard sizes.  Each case is custom-made to your size requirements.

Archival materials

We use only inert materials for the Flat Case. Each Flat Case is a sealed microclimate case that will not off-gas or otherwise damage your objects. This means you can maintain a Relative Humidity inside the case that is different  from that of the surrounding area.  Flat cases typically have an air exchange rate between .75 and .5/day. We offer an optional external port so you can access to the silica gel chamber without moving your objects. 


SmallCorp is well-known for the quality of our acrylic vitrines.  With the Flat Case, you lift the vitrine to access your object.  The vitrine sits on an archival gasket to create a seal. We manufacture museum quality acrylic vitrines from clear and UV filtering acrylic, and from Optium Museum Acrylic®. Vitrines lock with security screws or our hidden pneumatic locks.

Object Deck

The Flat Case features a removable object deck.  We offer several archival deck options. Our standard ODP deck consists of dibond and aluminum, wrapped in fabric. For the ethadeck, we add  a layer of pinnable ethafoam beneath the fabric.  We also make flat and sloped object decks out of HDPE, expanded PVC and other materials.  SmallCorp has two standard fabrics and we can also work with one that you specify.

Removable Legs

The powdercoated legs are available  in round or square profiles. We can powdercoat them in any of our standard colors.  The legs are easily removed.  This makes the Flat Case easy to store and an ideal sealed microclimate case for traveling and temporary exhibits.

Sealed Microclimate Case Options

Many customers order the Flat Case with internal  label holders (shown in the second photo) or external label holders. These cases are frequently outfitted with LED lighting systems.  We also manufacture archival risers to supplement your object deck.


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