Malone has specialized in the fabrication of permanent and mobile exhibits for museums, visitor centers, and a variety of other commercial institutions throughout our history. Our stringent and time tested fabrication standards are based on the National Park Service’s Standard Fabrication Standards, the NPS’s Exhibit Conservation Guidelines, the Architectural Woodworkers Institute’s Standards for Fabrication. We view durability as a major issue because most of our clients have few opportunities to change their permanent exhibits.
Malone has the ability to fabricate exhibit structures in a variety of materials – wood, metal, composite, plastic, and glass. We are experienced at integrating these structures with scenic elements, graphics, multimedia solutions, and lighting, whether developed within Malone or provided by others.
Many of our exhibits feature and promote interactivity. We realize that many visitors learn through interaction and involvement. This can be accomplished through high technology, mechanical components, or even very simple hands-on elements.
Malone Design/Fabrication advocates “preservation responsible exhibition” by producing a proprietary line of microclimate cases and vitrines. Marketed under the brand name APS (Artifact Protection System), for approximately 25 years, this system is the perfect solution for exhibiting sensitive artifacts in a controlled environment.
Our cases are designed and built to meet aesthetic, accessibility, conservation, and maintenance requirements of almost any space. The result is a custom-fitted installation without the expense of most custom-designed, microclimate cases. Malone’s cases are manufactured with exclusive internal design features and environmental controls to meet the most rigorous conservation standards. Every case we build is constructed utilizing materials and construction techniques specified in the National Park Service’s Exhibit Conservation Guidelines.
APS cases currently house the Civil War artifacts on display at Gettysburg National Battlefield Park and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park; important cultural artifacts from around the world at the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures; classic animation cells and memorabilia at Disney’s California Adventure; and many other institutions.