Acrylic Displays: Elevating Art and Artefacts in Public Spaces

posted on 29 Nov 2023

Acrylic box framing Damien Hirst perspexAcrylic Displays: Elevating Art and Artefacts in Public Spaces

Case study with SE1 Picture Framers


Public places, museums, and institutions are continually seeking innovative ways to showcase their artefacts and artworks. Acrylic displays have emerged as a contemporary solution, offering both aesthetic appeal and practical benefits. We collaborate regularly with trusted framers, like SE1 Picture Frames, known for their conservation framing, also recognize the importance of quality displays in preserving and presenting valuable pieces.

The Advantages of Acrylic Displays in Public Exhibits

Clarity and Visibility

Acrylic stands out for its crystal-clear quality, ensuring that each displayed item is seen in its best light. Its transparency allows viewers to appreciate the finer details of artefacts and artworks without any visual obstruction.

Durability and Protection

In busy public spaces, the durability of display materials is crucial. Acrylic is not only shatter-resistant but also protects contents from dust, UV rays, and other environmental factors. This makes it an ideal choice for preserving delicate items, and the prefect material to use with our conservation framing collaboration with  SE1 Picture Frames .

SE1 Picture Frames were recently asked by the NHS to protect and present this Aluminium work by artist Damien Hirst that was to be exhibited in an NHS public space.

We came up with a unique design solution to discreetly mount this to the wall with no fixations showing. SE1 Picture Framing then mounted this within the frame to the backboard.

Design Flexibility with Acrylic Displays

Customization for Unique Exhibits

Acrylic's versatility allows for customization to fit any exhibit's theme or space requirement. Whether for small artefacts or large installations, acrylic can be moulded and shaped to create unique display solutions.

Integrating with Modern Design

The sleek, modern look of acrylic complements contemporary interior design trends in public spaces. Its ability to blend seamlessly with different styles makes it a popular choice among designers and curators.

Enhancing Visitor Engagement in Museums and Galleries

Interactive and Educational Displays

Acrylic displays can be designed to enhance interactivity, making them perfect for educational exhibits in museums and galleries. They allow for safe, close-up interactions, especially for younger audiences.

Accessibility and Inclusivity

The safety and accessibility of acrylic makes exhibits more inclusive. Its lightweight and break-resistant properties ensure that public spaces remain safe for all visitors, aligning with the inclusive principles seen in SE1 Picture Frames' conservation framing techniques.


Acrylic displays offer a blend of visual appeal, durability, and versatility, making them an ideal choice for showcasing artefacts and artworks in public spaces. With the expertise of professionals like Dauphin and  SE1 Picture Frames in conservation framing, these displays can be tailored to enhance any exhibit, ensuring that each piece is presented in its best form and safe in public spaces.


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