Museum barriers and stanchions.
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Museum Display Products: Museums vary widely in size, style, and subject matter, creating a wide range of display needs. Museums prefer a quality product that is also aesthetically pleasing and does not draw attention away from the object(s) being displayed. The products should be easy to use, have clean lines and fit in with the museums design.
Museum barriers are typically used to queue and control visitors throughout a museum or institution. Taller barriers are usually used for directing foot traffic in a particular path or direction. Shorter barriers can be used for surrounding items such as works of art to keep visitors from touching or getting too close. There are a number of barrier options that can be used, such as belts or ropes, but most museums prefer the more refined sophisticated approach of a straight cord. This gives a nice clean look that does not distract from the object being viewed.
barriers should also adhere to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. The
belt or cord on a typical barrier is too high. According to the ADA, the cord
or belt must be cane detectable and located within 27 inches off of the
finished floor or ground. Art Display Essentials
also carriers the new Q-Cord Retractable
Barrier made by 10-31
is one meter(39.375”) high and has two retractable cords. The lower cord is half
a meter(19.75”) off of the ground to be ADA compliant. Absolute Museum and Gallery Products now offers a cuff to add to an existing barrier
that can add a second cord down at the correct height to be compliant with the ADA