Brigham Young University Displays Civil War Exhibit While Preserving Documents

A couple of weeks ago, we shared a post on how the Brigham Young University, Provo Library Exhibits Manager used our Contempo System to create an art exhibit on a curved stairwell. This turned out to be the perfect solution for that particular application. The photos really told the story well and we appreciate him sharing his experiences with us.

Well, he’s been at it again! This time he’s been busy designing an historical exhibit, Voices of the Civil War: Evidence and Artifacts, in the Harold B. Lee Library, BYU – Provo campus.

Brigham Young University Voices of the Civil War Exhibit Using Pocket Display System by AS Hanging Systems, photo 3

For this project, his task was to find a solution for how to hang old and rare documents without damaging them. Mounting and framing can compromise the integral composition of vintage documents and is a delicate process, which can be expensive – especially in a single use application. In his search for a solution, he discovered our Pocket Display System, in which acrylic pockets are hung with tensioned cables and articulated piers. These pockets are made of inert material and do not require attaching or mounting the document in any way, thus preventing undue damage while still allowing for preservation and easy display and viewing.

When I spoke to the manager and asked how he determined the Pocket Display System was the right choice, he shared:

“I came upon the AS web site in my search for better ways to hang and display. I’m always looking to create unique exhibits with unique components … life is too short to always do things the usual or ‘expected’ way. Not only did it [Pocket Display System] have a nice look for the exhibit with metallic accents, making it aesthetically fitting for this exhibit, but this system works perfectly for these documents. I love the contemporary look with lots of versatility on whatever height we needed.”

Brigham Young University, Provo, Voices of the Civil War: Evidence and Artifacts Exhibit in the Harold B. Lee Library Using Pocket Display System by AS Hanging Systems, photo 1

Brigham Young University, Provo, Voices of the Civil War: Evidence and Artifacts Exhibit in the Harold B. Lee Library Using Pocket Display System by AS Hanging Systems, photo 2

Brigham Young University, Provo, Voices of the Civil War: Evidence and Artifacts Exhibit in the Harold B. Lee Library Using Pocket Display System by AS Hanging Systems, photo 5

Brigham Young University, Provo, Voices of the Civil War: Evidence and Artifacts Exhibit in the Harold B. Lee Library Using Pocket Display System by AS Hanging Systems, photo 4

While we continued chatting, he also shared that the library exhibits change the end of each summer. “We plan on using these displays again for other exhibits in the future,” he stated. “I would recommend your products for other applications in corporate settings, schools, etc. We have found great success.”

We must say thanks once again to BYU’s Library Exhibits Manager for sharing his success story … and the beautiful photos.

Do you have documents, art, or photos that you’d like to display but you’re concerned about damage to these irreplaceable pieces? We’ve got solutions and we’d love to help!

If you have questions or would like to learn more about how our products can be beneficial in your project, please contact our Customer Support at info@ashanging.com, or give us a call at 866 935-6949 (toll free) or at our local number 450 619-7999.

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