The Natural History Museum at Tring faced a conundrum. Their beloved display cabinets, showcasing precious specimens and artifacts, were outfitted with glass that no longer met current safety regulations. Implemented in 1996, these regulations mandated specific safety standards for all existing glazing, posing a challenge for the museum. Replacing the glass entirely would be a costly and disruptive endeavor, potentially requiring the removal and relocation of irreplaceable exhibits.
Enter Solartek, a company specializing in innovative window film solutions. Recognizing the museum’s predicament, Solartek proposed applying their Solartek 100 Micron Clear Safety Film to the inner face of each cabinet. This ingenious solution offered several advantages:
The application of Solartek’s safety film proved to be a resounding success. The museum achieved compliance with the safety regulations, safeguarding both staff and visitors, all while preserving the integrity of their exhibits and minimizing disruption. This case study highlights the power of innovative solutions like window film in addressing complex challenges faced by cultural institutions.
The impact of this project extends beyond mere numbers and regulations. Upgrading the display cabinets with safety film allowed the Natural History Museum to:
The Natural History Museum’s case study serves as a testament to the effectiveness and versatility of window film solutions. By embracing innovative approaches, cultural institutions can not only ensure compliance with safety regulations but also protect their treasures, enhance the visitor experience, and demonstrate responsible stewardship.