The Bronze Chariot and Horse Museum of the Mausoleum of the first emperor of Qin Dynasty opened to the public on 18 May, 2021

On 18 May, 2021, equipped with museum grade display cases professionally customized by WANGDA SHOWCASES, the Bronze Chariot and Horse Museum of the Mausoleum of the first emperor of Qin Dynasty opened to the public.

The museum is located in the southwest corner of mausoleum Qin Dynasty. Based on the elevation difference of the existing terrain, it is designed as a fully covered underground building. The top surface of the building is covered with soil for greening, and the entrance and the whole building are hidden in the shade of the forest. The original land form is basically unchanged in the visual landscape. The total construction area of the museum is about 8000 square meters. The building plane is spread around the central core exhibition hall, from the downward ramp paving to the upward earth sealing landscape path ending, from the architectural appearance to the square layers of the inner exhibition hall, and the central axis (east-west direction, east-west direction), According to the location of the original pit of bronze chariots and horses), the distribution of the core space to the side ear Hall (decomposition image series of bronze chariots and horses), and then to the peripheral theme exhibition hall (preface hall of sand table model in cemetery, original pit restoration exhibition hall, Qin road and world ancient chariots and horses hall, exhibition hall of copper chariots and horses related devices, youth education exhibition hall, lecture hall, etc.), and even the upper and lower layers of the core exhibition hall are connected with the display cabinets, They repeatedly suggest, strengthen and contrast the supreme status of the world-class treasure “crown of bronze”.

In 1980, two large painted bronze chariots and horses were unearthed 20 meters to the west of Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum and 7.8 meters deep from the earth’s surface. When they were unearthed, the two chariots were crushed into more than 3000 pieces by decaying coffin wood. It took eight years for the experts to complete the restoration and display them in the museum of terracotta warriors and horses. They are the world’s largest bronze artifacts. The two bronze chariots are composed of more than 3500 parts, among  which there are more than 1700 bronze parts, more than 700 gold parts and more than 900 silver parts, which are half size of real objects of carts and horses. After more than 2000 years, the wheels can still rotate flexibly and the casting technology of bronze carts and horses is amazing. It uses more than ten kinds of technologies, such as casting, welding, riveting, inlaying, stud, red sleeve and so on. With its huge bronze shape, it has created a miracle in the history of ancient metallurgy and casting.

The exhibits of bronze chariots and horses in the mausoleum have attracted worldwide attention since they were unearthed. Known as the “crown of bronze”, it not only reproduces the elegant demeanor of emperor carraige for of Emperor Qin Shihuang, but also shows the ancient chariots and horses’ tie-in and driving relationship and the ancient craft work skills, and their historical value, scientific and technological value that is immeasurable.






As the bronze objects of chariots and horses are quite precious and extremely sensitive to the exhibition environment, WANGDA SHOWCASES conscientiously selected the best museum grade materials, or inert materials or 100% eco-friendly materials to ensure to no damageable VOC contents within display space  and created air exchange rate less than 0.1 per 24 hours to prevent external air pollutant from entering into display spaces even though the display space is quite large.All the museum display cases are customized by WANGDA SHOWCASES with UV-filtering 8+1.52+8mm anti-reflective glass with reflectivity less than 1%, light transmittance over 97%, CRI more than 99.5%. Meanwhile the museum display cases are equipped with intelligent active micro-climate control & monitoring system as well as PSA nitrogen generator to prevent external environment from bringing negative influence on internal environment of display space so as to ensure the air purity, temperature and humidity in the display space can reach a right and stable level. Protective fiber optic lighting system with discrete and cold light source is equipped in order to completely eradicate possible damage on objects by usual lighting systems. For easy and safe exhibition setting, WANGDA SHOWCASES creatively designed unique opening system with 100% access via wireless remote control system for the large pull&slide glass panel doors of the large freestanding display cases.

In order to ensure the absolute safety of bronze chariots and horses with 1.25 tons of self weight, one set of anti-seismic & protection system with world-class technology level to support 7.2 tons weight is installed at the bottom of the museum display case with 4.5 tons of self weight. The anti-seismic system at the bottom of the museum display case is composed of six groups of vibration-isolating units. Such an anti-seismic system is able to resist Ms 9.0 strong earthquake and get the seismic response on artifacts reduced to 1/12 so it’s competent to effectively protect the safety of “bronze crown” in the event of a heavy earthquake. The anti-seismic & protection system requires very strict working conditions, and the ground level drop should be kept within 2mm. In this way, all parts of the museum display case must be of high precision so as to ensure that the ground, anti-vibration system and display cases form a stable whole to ensure the safety of the bronze chariots and horses.





WANGDA SHOWCASES is awarded with museum display case contract for Museum of Bible in Washington DC.,USA

WANGDA SHOWCASES is awarded with museum display case contract for classic exhibition in Museum of Bile in Washington DC, USA. All the museum grade display cases will be customized by WANGDA SHOWCASES in compliance with the highest international museum conservation standards, with no any hazardous VOC emission in the display space and with air exchange rate less than 0.1 per 24 hours.

The Museum of the Bible is a museum in Washington D.C. which documents the narrative, history, and impact of the Bible. It opened on November 17, 2017, and has 1,150 items in its permanent collection and 2,000 items on loan from other institutions and collections

WANGDA SHOWCASES is awarded with the museum display case contract for exhibition center of PLA Hong Kong Garrison

WANGDA SHOWCASES is honored to be officially awarded with the museum display case contract for Exhibition Center of PLA Hong Kong Garrison in Hong Kong. As the first large-scale public building newly built by PLA(Chinese People’s Liberation Army)  in Hong Kong since its return to central government of P.R.China, the exhibition center of PLA Hong Kong Garrison will be a normal position to declare sovereignty, an effective base to carry out patriotism education and an important platform for external communication and liaison. The exhibition will reflect the brilliant achievements of national development, military construction and the defense performance of the troops stationed in Hong Kong. It will develop in the sensitive and complex social environment of Hong Kong, furthermore, it will play an important role in displaying the achievements of the national army construction, striving for the return of the people’s will, and promoting social stability. In the overall design, it highlights its function of patriotism and national defense education .

In compliance with the highest international quality and technology standards of museum grade display cases, WANGDA SHOWCASES will custom-build all the high-security and conservation grade museum grade display cases for all the three exhibition halls themed Chinese dream, strong military dream and Xiangjiang guard. The bespoke museum display cases will be equipped with active micro-climate system for keeping constant temperature and humidity within display space.

WANGDA SHOWCASES is awarded with museum showcase contract for Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

WANGDA SHOWCASES is awarded with museum showcase contract for Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence that is designed by Gallapher & Associates Asia, an internationally recognized Museum Planning and Design Firm with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Portland and Singapore.

Totalled 56 high standard museum showcases for all the galleries will be customized by WANGDA SHOWCASES. All the showcases will be manufactured with anti-reflective glass with reflectivity less than 1% and light transmittance over 97%.The air exchange rate for all the showcases needs to be less than 0.1 per 24 hours and the showcases will be equiped with active micro-climate system to keep relative humidity ranging 30%-70% with precision ±3% and sensitivity ±1% within display space of museum showcases. The showcase opening and switching on/off and dimming of internal lighting system in showcases will be remotely controlled via wireless remote control terminal.

The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is a museum in Hong Kong, located in a former coastal defence fort overlooking the Lei Yue Mun channel, near Shau Kei Wan on Hong Kong Island. The fort was built by the British in 1887, intended to defend the eastern approaches to Victoria Harbour.

The total area of the museum is 34,200 square metres. An exhibition entitled “600 years of Coastal Defence” is held permanently in the museum, which tells the story of the defence of the Hong Kong coastline from the time of the Ming Dynasty, through the First and Second Opium Wars and the Battle of Hong Kong, through to today.

WANGDA SHOWCASES won the museum showcase project for Khitan Museum of China

We are delighted to announce that according to the final report from the evaluation committee,  we are honored to win the museum showcase project for Section 3 of Khitan Museum of China. The project amount is totalled CNY 13,908,800.00 and WANGDA SHOWCASES will customize all the museum display cases in accordance with the highest international technology and quality criteria of dedicated museum showcases for all the 4 exhibition halls(Sun Khitan hall and historic culture hall in floor 2, hall of frescoes fine arts of  Liao Dynasty and hall of fine arts of Pagoda art in floor 3) ) for such a renowned historic museum to get the prosperous Khitan civilization reappeared to the public.

The Khitan people (Khitan small script: , Chinese: 契丹; pinyin: Qìdān) were a Para-Mongolic nomadic people from Northeast Asia who, from the 4th century, inhabited an area corresponding to parts of modern Mongolia, Northeast China and the Russian Far East.

The history of the Khitans dates back to the 4th century. The Khitan people dominated much of Mongolia and modern Manchuria (Northeast China) by the 10th century, under the Liao dynasty, and eventually collapsed by 1125 (or 1211).

Originally from Xianbei origins they were part of the Kumo Xi tribe until 388 when the Kumo Xi-Khitan tribal grouping was defeated by the newly established Northern Wei. This allowed the Khitan to organize and consolidate their own tribe and entity which led to the beginning of Khitan written history.[1]

From the 5th to the 8th centuries the Khitan were dominated by the steppe powers to their West the Turks and then the Uyghurs. The Chinese also came from the south (Northern dynasties or Tang). In some cases they were under Korean domination (from the East, mainly Goguryeo) according to the balance of power at any given time. Under this triple domination the Khitan started to show growing power and independence. Their rise was slow compared to others because they were frequently crushed by neighbouring powers—each using the Khitan warriors when needed but ready to crush them when the Khitans became too powerful.[2]

Enjoying the departure of the Uyghur people for the West and the collapse of the Tang dynasty in the early 10th century they established the Liao dynasty in 907. The Liao dynasty proved to be a significant power north of the Chinese plain as they were continuously moving south and West and gaining control over former Chinese and Turk-Uyghur’s territories. They eventually fell to the Jin dynasty of the Jurchen in 1125, who subordinated and absorbed the Khitans to their military benefit.[2]

Following the fall of the Liao Dynasty many Khitans moved further west and established the state of Qara Khitai. Their name survived in the Russian word for China (Китай, Kitay) as well as the archaic English (CathayPortuguese (Catai) and the Spanish (Catay) appellations of the name. They have been classified by Chinese historians as one of the Eastern proto-Mongolic ethnic groups – the Donghu (simplified Chinese东胡族traditional Chinese東胡族pinyinDōnghú zú).

 

 

WANGDA SHOWCASES won the museum showcase project for Changzhou Museum

After the successful delivery for the museum showcase project to Changzhou Art Museum the first half year of 2020, WANGDA SHOWCASES is now honored to win museum showcase project for temporary gallery of Changzhou. The new showcase project is valued at CNY 5,585,616.00 and WANGDA SHOWCASES is aiming to support to build up another iconic museum in east of China by supplying high standard museum display cases.

Museum Showcase project for Changlie Temple-Mandala World

Mid-October 2020, WANGDA SHOWCASES delivered a batch of high-standard museum grade showcases to Changlie Temple, a historical and influential Buddism temple and after the completion of on-site installation in short time, all the showcases passed critical acceptance inspection by national-class museum experts.

Around 400kms far from Chengdu, Changlie Temple is located in Malkang, the capital of Aba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. Changlie Temple is built in the 3400 meters mountain. “Changlie” is the Tibetan language, meaning retreat. Since ancient times, this place has been a retreat for high-ranking monks in the past, and there have been many great monks who have important positions in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in the 1340s and belongs to the Nyingma Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It has a history of more than 800 years and is one of the famous temples of the Nyingma Sect.

 






Museum showcase contract for Saint Sergius of Radonezh in Moscow, Russia

WANGDA SHOWCASES is awarded with the contract of museum grade showcases for Saint Sergius of Radonezh in Moscow, Russia. With Anti-reflective glass as essential material, WANGDA SHOWCASES will customize superb museum grade display cases in compliance with the highest international technology and quality criteria of museum showcases professional for museum grade conservation, protection and exhibition.

Saint Sergius of Radonezh (RussianСе́ргий Ра́донежскийSergii Radonezhsky; 14 May 1314 – 25 September 1392), also known as Sergiy RadonezhskySerge of Radonezh and Sergius of Moscow, was a spiritual leader and monastic reformer of medieval Russia. Together with Saint Seraphim of Sarov, he is one of the Russian Orthodox Church‘s most highly venerated saints.

Sergius of Radonezh was a leading Russian monk in the fourteenth century who founded the Holy Trinity monastery north of Moscow. He is much revered and has a special place in Russian monasticism and the nation of Russia. An ascetic, he was deeply humble and had a firm faith in God’s help. After his glorification the monastery he founded became known as the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra.

Hurghada Museum in Egypt, equipped with museum showcases by WANGDA SHOWCASES, opens to the Public

Equipped with high-standard museum showcases by WANGDA SHOWCASES, Hurghada Museum Opens to Public With Impressive Collection. Hurghada Museum is not only the first antiquities museum in al Bahr al Ahmar (Red Sea) Governorate, but also the first museum that is the result of a joint project between the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, al Bahr al Ahmar (Red Sea) Governorate, and the private sector.

The inauguration of the museum was attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El Enani and head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri.



The museum was constructed on 10,000 square meters in the heart of the city.The museum houses over 1,791 artefacts which are exhibited according to various themes such as the Islamic, Coptic, and royal periods, through an extensive collection of artifacts, sculptures and portraits in ancient Egypt. Additionally, more distinct items are exhibited, such as Coptic icons, a decorated case which encases the Torah scrolls, oil painting portraits, as well as a unique bust statue of queen Meritamun.Most of the items were taken from artifact storages from areas in the Red Sea area as well as from the rest of the country.






New Museum Showcase Contract from National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan

In the wake of the first delivery for phase 1 museum showcase project for National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, WANGDA SHOWCASES was again awarded with the phase 2 museum showcase contract from National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan and it’s a high honor for WANGDA SHOWCASES to continue to build a batch of high-standard museum grade display cases for such a national-class museum with important international influence in Central Asia.

The National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan is located on the main square of the country – the Independence Square, which harmoniously blends into the single architectural ensemble with the “Қазақ Елі” monument, the Independence Palace, the Palace of Peace and Harmony, the “Hazret Sultan” cathedral mosque and the National University of Arts. Many values identified during the “Cultural Heritage” State Program constitute the invaluable fund of the National Museum of Kazakhstan. The museum building is an eye catcher with its unusual external form. The largest unique museum complex has an area of 74,000 sq.m. and consists of seven blocks with a variable number of storeys to the ninth floor. Exhibit space occupies 14 rooms with a total area of over 14,000 sq.m. The National Museum of Kazakhstan is composed of the following halls: Hall of Astana, Hall of Independent Kazakhstan, Hall of Gold, Hall of Ancient and Medieval History, the Hall of History, Ethnography Hall, Halls of Modern Art. The structure of the museum on studying the national heritage is represented by the Research Institute.