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  Artifact Cases Portfolio : The Art Institute of Chicago  
Client: The Art Institute of Chicago
"McKinlock Galleries"

Proto was awarded a design build contract. Within the design intent of WHY Architects, curators, and conservators, Proto engineered and specified all artifact cases, platforms and window treatments. Window panels were fabricated to block out the daylight and additional opaque solar panels were installed to reduce light levels. A large wall area was fabricated with seventy linear feet of built-in artifact cases. For the opposite wall, which is all glass, we fabricated three large window panels, made to be removable and to provide a surface for flat art collections. Four-sided window alcoves cases were tucked into lower windowsills. All conservation cases contain a large desiccant chamber for climate control and are sealed to prevent dust and other pollutants.

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