High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art, one of the nation’s leading cultural institutions, has renowned collections of European and decorative art, burgeoning collections of photography and modern contemporary art, and an extensive collection of 19th and 20th century American art.  For its first renovation in nearly 20 years, the museum restored the interior of this award-winning Richard Meier designed building back to its original form to exhibit additional pieces in its permanent collection and to provide a medium for its temporary exhibits.  Malone Design/Fabrication produced all new casework.  Following specific design criteria, over 100 cases were built to accommodate the variety of exhibit spaces.  Cases were made with chemically inert materials which allow the museum to have an easily maintained, high-quality and attractive display system for its collection.  In one exhibit hall, wall cases were designed to fit a radius and complement the unique design of the exhibit space.  Malone Design/Fabrication also collaborated with the High Museum of Art on several temporary/traveling exhibits which most recently included “Glories of Ancient Egypt.”  The array of sensitive objects in this exhibition required over 60 custom cases complying with a range of preservation requirements, including passive micro-climates.  Several of the themed cases were so large that modular construction techniques were used to accommodate disassembly, shipping, and reinstallation at subsequent venues.

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