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Archival Museum Case for sensitive/valuable objects

Part of our line of mannequin cases, the M-500 is a simple archival museum case for taller items such as garments, furniture, and sculpture. With a 2” powdercoated aluminum collar, removable deck, and acrylic vitrine, this case keeps a low profile and complements your décor and the items inside. Our cases are based on standard designs manufactured to customers’ size requirements.

    • Made with inert materials that will not off-gas or damage objects.
    • Microclimate capability to maintain the targeted relative humidity inside the case.
    • Air exchange rate between .75 and .5 per day.

The M-500’s 5-sided acrylic vitrine has a removable panel for access to objects. The vitrine sits on an archival silicone gasket to create a seal and is secured to the base with screws. An aluminum frame accepts screws to secure the vitrine to the base and the removable panel to the vitrine. We manufacture museum-quality acrylic vitrines from clear or UV-filtering acrylic and are one of the few companies to manufacture museum-quality Optium Museum Acrylic® vitrines. 6mm Optium Museum Acrylic® is only offered on small mannequin cases.

Did you know we make replacement vitrines to fit existing cases?

This case features a removable object deck. We offer several archival deck options and stock 4 archival fabrics (Oddy tested). We can also source custom archival fabrics.

  • SmallCorp’s standard ODP deck consists of an aluminum composite panel adhered to an aluminum support frame, wrapped in fabric.
  • Our Ethadeck includes an ODP deck base with a top layer of pinnable Ethafoam™ wrapped in fabric.
  • Other available options include decks made with HDPE, expanded PVC, and more.

These museum display cases are oufitted with leveling feet and can accommodate locking leveling casters. A powdercoated aluminum collar supports the vitrine and accommodates security screws.


Pedestal finish options include

  • latex paint
  • plastic laminate
  • wood veneer
  • primed surface
  • sanded ready-to-paint

Various finish options ensure that your cases will complement your exhibit and facility. Many of our powdercoats have a direct latex paint match, allowing for a consistent finish. For those that don’t, we can offer custom or complementary colors.

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