During the museum exhibition activity, which for many years commits us, we find ourselves between artifacts and exhibits unique characteristics, from complex machining and from a variety of materials, which require the study of suitable supports that allow an optimal arrangement, whether the location is within a showcase whether it is of exhibition and museum environments salt.
The example which will be discussed is related to the exhibitor, made at the gallery Tosio Martinengo, of a beautiful war armor exemplary.
This armor, dating from the late ‘500, was probably belonged to a member of the family Martinengo from Barco. It is a ‘armor from “field”, ie by war, but at the same time made with fine decorations golden burin. Of manufacture of Brescia, the armor consists of torso, shoulder, belly and finally the helmet. The latter, of considerable historical value as it can be found carved into the pulpit of Victory Square in Brescia.
The exhibition choice made involves the insertion of armor in a large display case 6 meters long, located in room 9, dedicated to mannerism, inside the square gallery Moretto.
The support is made of two parts: a methacrylate (PMMA) and the other in laminated glass: the part with a pedestal to “H-shaped glass is, in essence,” that from the base of the display case is located to support the real support and their armor. As a result of detailed reliefs on the armature, the support has been made with strips methacrylate (PMMA), assembled in such a way as to accommodate the shape of the bodice, an adjustable hook has allowed the support of the belly, so as to remain invisible. Finally, to support the helmet has been realized the silhouette of a head composed of two interlocking laminae between them.
The choice of material used is ideal for the proper storage of metals as averts any galvanic corrosion if the support were made of metal, the excellent transparency of PMMA allows a good view of the inner, and then makes possible the inspection by the conservative and restorers without having to remove the armor.
From an aesthetic point of view-allestitivo, the support is totally invisible to the eye of the visitor.